Monday, August 25, 2014

Oven Baked Potatoes with Bacon

Wow.  It has been eons since I blogged.  I'm not sure if anyone has noticed much. Haha. Well here I am tonight with a simple rustic recipe.  Blogging about food is much easier these days than spilling all my beans!  Lately in Washington we've been going through a good heat wave which has left me very wary of turning on a 400* oven!  We don't have AC in our house and I'm seriously thinking we need it by next Summer.  The past few evenings haven't been as brutal so I thought, why not turn that bad boy on and make some stick to your ribs food.
It doesn't look like much but these potatoes will have them running from the hills.  The smells coming from your oven will be like bacon heaven.  Sorry if you're a vegetarian!  The recipe is very easy, has few ingredients, and most likely you already have them in your pantry and fridge!  I made steak and salad to go along with these but you could just eat this as your meal.
These potatoes are my hubbys fave and a close second to mine.  Here's what you'll need.


375 degree pre heated oven
1 1/2 pounds of baby red potatoes, quartered
1 small white onion, diced
3 pieces bacon cut into lardon (strips) getting fancy ;)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Red Pepper Flakes
Dried Basil
In large baking dish 9x13 I add my potatoes and onions.  I try to cut my potatoes and onion similar in size.  Then I add sliced bacon (lardon).  Add minced garlic and olive oil and toss together.  Season with salt and pepper liberally (after the oil so it sticks) We love heat so I add quite a bit of red pepper flakes but you can use less or none if you wish.  Dried basil or fresh would be perfect for this dish.  I just sprinkle it on before putting in oven.  Bake for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and browned.

I hope that you enjoy this dish and if you don't try it now, maybe in Fall, my favorite season!  Thank you so much for reading!