1/2 cup Guinness Beer or use any beer
1/4 butter and 1/4 flour
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper or use regular
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 pound of extra sharp (white cheddar cheese)
1/2 cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
1 cup half and half milk
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound of bacon cooked extra crispy for the top
3 pounds white of gold potatoes thinly sliced
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar for the top (same cheese)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make a paste with the flour and butter in a saucepan. Heat and whisk until smooth. Add all seasonings. Stir to combine evenly.
Add the beer, chicken broth and heavy cream stir till smooth. Add the cheese Worcestershire sauce.
Stir until all is melted.
In a large buttered baking deep casserole dish, add the potatoes on the bottom, cheese sauce, more potatoes and keep layering with cheese sauce until it's all in the casserole. Add more grated to the top.
Bake at 350 degree preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or more browned and potatoes are soft.
Garnish with crumbled bacon before serve.