I started off with the bacon jam since it was the longest to prepare. Since I knew I would have to recreate the other parts of the dish, I just followed an already made recipe for this part. I figured I could edit it the next time I made it if I wasn't pleased. But boy, was I pleased. I followed Spoon Fork Bacon's recipe and it was amazing. It was on the spicier side for me but nothing I couldn't handle. And that's obviously something you can change yourself if you're wimpy like me.
In the restaurant, the potato dish was sitting on top of a warm cheese mixture. But it wasn't a stringy gooey cheese. It was something that had the texture of sour cream without the flavor. It was very bland in a good way. It let the rest of the dish do the talking while lending texture and a coolness. After considering an elaborate cheese sauce, I skipped ahead to the dairy section of the grocery store.
I ended up mixing softened cream cheese one to one with ricotta. You can warm it to make it easier to mix. It was perfect. It was soft, light, with a bit more zing than the original but I liked that. It was perfection. Layer it all together and make a meal out of this bad boy. I won't judge you.
Obligatory fur photo bomb, check. Delicious dish you can make ahead of time if need be, checky check. Enjoy!