Cheesy Bacon Loaded Smashed Potatoes
with Onion Marmalade, Soured Cream and Chives | Perfect for sharing
Smashed potatoes topped with bacon lardons and melted cheese - what's not to love? These salty flavours are balanced with big dollops of roasted garlic soured cream, sweet onion marmalade and a scattering of chives. Delicious!
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Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese
(Contains Milk, Egg)
a) Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Halve the salad potatoes widthways. Put the potatoes onto a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer, cut-side down.
b) When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf, 20 mins. When the potatoes have cooked for 20 mins, remove them from the oven. Use the bottom of a bowl or pan to lightly crush each potato half. Drizzle the smashed potatoes with more oil and return to the top shelf until crispy and golden, 10-15 mins.
c) Meanwhile, pop the garlic (unpeeled) into a small piece of foil with a drizzle of oil and scrunch to enclose it. Add the garlic parcel to the potato tray and roast until soft, 10-12 mins, then remove from the oven. Once the garlic has cooled, cut the end with scissors, squeeze it out of the skin and mash with a fork.
a) In the meantime, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat.
b) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins. Once cooked, transfer to a small bowl and cover to keep warm. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.
c) While the lardons cook, finely chop the chives (use scissors if easier).
d) In a medium bowl, stir together half of the chives, the soured cream and mashed roasted garlic.
a) Once the potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven. Dollop over the onion marmalade and sprinkle over the hard Italian style cheese. Pop back in the oven until the cheese has melted, 5 mins.
b) Remove the cheesy potatoes from the oven and place on a sharing plate. Add generous dollops of the garlic soured cream over the top.
c) To finish, sprinkle over the fried bacon lardons and remaining chives. Serve any remaining sour cream on the side.