This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. I created it for him as a side to pork chops…another one of his favorites. His idea of a perfect meal is meat and potatoes, and as I’m not the biggest fan of regular mashed potatoes, I created this as a way to elevate the traditional and humble potato.
Apple, Bacon, Potato Hash
- 4 slices bacon, sliced in 1/2 cm pieces
- 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 2 apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 5 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- Rinse both the regular and sweet potatoes with water. This will rinse off some of the excess starch.
- Sauté the bacon in a pan, and stir until about halfway done. Add chopped onion to the same pan, and once the onion begins to turn translucent, add the garlic. Brown the entire mixture.
- Add rinsed potatoes and olive oil to the same pan, and stir to coat potatoes completely. You may also add some excess bacon grease if you have some. I always keep some extra bacon grease in the fridge. Cover the pan for approximately five minutes. Remove lid, and continue to cook the potatoes undisturbed for an additional five minutes. This will allow the potatoes to crisp on the bottom. I like my hash with crisp edges. Although when I made it the other day my husband asked for it to be evenly cooked rather than crispy. That explains the pictures…marriage is a compromise. =)
- Add apples, and stir to mix completely. Cook for an additional few minutes. Once the potatoes and apples are the desired tenderness, remove from heat and serve. I prefer my apples slightly crunchy, as nice contrast to the soft potatoes, however cook for an additional few minutes if you like to soften the potatoes as well.