Saturday, November 29, 2014

Apple and Bacon Potato Hash




Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday. Between the family bonding, the incredible food, and the ultimate itis, the entire day keeps me smiling. Aside from the traditional thanksgiving affair, including: turkey, sweet potatoes, and collard greens, I have started a mini tradition of my own. I cook something out of the ordinary as a side dish for our family thanksgiving meal.


This year I went with potato hash. It can be fun experimenting with a variety of potato hash recipes and ultimately, my choices were apples and bacon. Dishes featuring apples remind me of the fall. Bacon...well bacon is never a bad idea. When combined with the potatoes, it creates an explosion of flavor with a nice balance. Easy to make and easy to cook in large quantities. Enjoy!   



Ingredients

2 Yellow Potatoes – skinned and diced
3 Slices of Bacon – chopped and partially cooked
1 Apple – skinned, cored and diced
½ Red Bell Pepper – chopped
½ Yellow Onion - diced
1 Tablespoon Parsley
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Garlic Cloves – chopped
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/8 Cup Parmesan Cheese – grated

Directions

1.     In a large pan, heat up olive oil over medium heat. Melt the butter in the pan.
2.     Add the potatoes and toss with the olive oil and butter.
3.     Cover and cook for fifteen minutes.
4.     Remove the cover and add the apple, red bell pepper, bacon, onion and cook for another 10 minutes uncovered. Stirring occasionally.
5.     Toss in the garlic and sprinkle the dish with parsley, pepper and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
6.     Add the parmesan cheese and remove from heat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!