- 500g salad potato, halved
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 red onion, each sliced into 6 wedges
- 4 rashers smoked back bacon, trimmed and cut into large pieces
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…
- 140g mushroom, sliced
The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 100g bag mixed watercress and spinach salad
With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…
- 85g creamy blue cheese (we used St Agur)
Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Place the potatoes in a roasting tin, then rub with 1 tbsp oil and a sprinkling of salt. Roast for 20 mins, then add the onion wedges to the tin, giving everything a good shake. Roast for 20 mins more until the potatoes have turned a deep golden brown and the onions have caramelised and softened. Leave to cool slightly.
Heat a non-stick frying pan. Dry-fry the bacon until crisp. Add the sliced mushrooms, then fry for 5 mins more until they have softened.
Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk the mustard, vinegar and remaining 1 tbsp oil with a splash of water. Place potatoes, onions, bacon and mushrooms in a large bowl with the salad leaves, pour over the dressing, then toss well. Divide between 4 plates, then crumble over the blue cheese.