Thursday, July 1, 2010

The best potatoes you will ever eat

I have this rule for savoury meals. It's a really simple rule, too. Just about everything tastes better if you add cheese. And this recipe proves it. Though, the best-ness is magnified by the addition of diced onions and bacon.

Again, this is a "I don't measure anything" recipe, so make it in quantities you know will be eaten.

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Dice potatoes with skins still on, or peel and dice brushed potatoes
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a lasagne dish with spray on oil
  • Place potatoes in the dish in an even layer
  • Spray the top of the potatoes again
  • Cook for 30 minutes or so.
While the potatoes are cooking, dice a large onion and around 8 rashers of bacon. Mix these together with some mustard powder, or horseradish cream - or just leave them as they are.

  • Remove potatoes from oven, stir through onions and bacon mix.
  • Return to oven for 15 minutes
  • Remove potatoes from oven again, and sprinkle generously with grated cheese
  • Return to oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is browned

I serve this as a side dish for barbecues, or as part of a roast dinner. I'd probably eat it every day, if I could afford the bacon.

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