Garlic and Bacon Home Fries

Dinner, Snack

Garlic, bacon and crispy potatoes – a few of life’s simple pleasures.

I was recently overseas at a wedding with a large group of my friends. As we arrived late to our rented house the night before the wedding, come morning we had no food in the house. A quick trip to the local supermarket for supplies with the thoughts of what to cook my friends that would be quick, easy and filling for the long day ahead. Initially I planned a large frittata but then we somehow managed to forget the eggs at the checkout so here I was left looking at potatoes, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, onions and garlic with the stares of fifteen hungry friends.

Hence this recipe for home fries served with fried garlic onions and a salad of spinach and tomatoes was created. These potatoes would also work great alongside grilled meat, a pie or frittata.

The happiness around that table ensured this recipe had to be shared so please enjoy and share with your friends.

Serves 6 as a side.

Garlic & Bacon Home Fries, Delalicious

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic, skin on
  • 100g bacon lardons/rashers/streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Halve the potatoes and cook on high in the microwave for 8 minutes. This gently cooks the potatoes which allows a much more crispier but still fluffy finish in the oven.
  2. Preheat an oven to 200°C and place the garlic, bacon and olive oil in a large baking tray or ovenproof dish.
  3. Chop the potatoes into chunks and add to the ovenproof dish.Garlic and Bacon Home Fries, Delalicious
  4. Combine all the ingredients together and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until crispy. Stir the potatoes once or twice to ensure an even colour.
  5. Before serving, squeeze the garlic cloves from their skin and return to the dish.

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