New potatoes with spring onions & bacon

New potatoes with spring onions & bacon

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Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins


Serves 6
This tasty, low fat side dish is the perfect compliment to a hearty roast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: new potatoes with spring onions & bacon

  • kcal171
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.54g
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  • 18-24 Cornish or Jersey new potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • bunch of spring onions, chopped

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Scrub new potatoes well and rinse in cold water. Cook in boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes with bay leaves until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Melt butter in a small pan, add a bunch of spring onions, chopped and cook gently for 1-2 minutes to soften.

  3. Grill the smoked streaky bacon until crisp and golden, drain on kitchen paper, then break into small pieces.

  4. Drain the potatoes and toss with the spring onions, olive oil, some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put the potatoes in a warmed serving dish and top with the bacon pieces. Drizzle with more olive oil if needed.

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Comments (8)

bettylarouge's picture

Dressed this with a little lemon juice for a bit of a zing. A really tasty recipe. Recommended.

kirconnel's picture

Would not do potatoes like this again. Disappointed

ika_adriani's picture

it is really easy to make...and delicious too !
i also add mushroom and cheese on it...

kimkap's picture

All you can say about this recipe is it is SIMPLY DELICIOUS and so easy to make - the taste and texture is just yummy. Will definitely be doing this one again

janicechegwidden's picture

This recipe went down very well with salad, will definitely do it again :)

kelis81's picture

had these with the slow roast pork belly with caramelised shallots and it was absolutely fantastic

jojosmiles's picture

so easy, quick and tasty! Perfect combination!! thanx

patonthemove's picture

These are absolutely gorgeous. I did them with roast pheasant and red wine sauce with some sugar snap peas and they went down a storm.

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