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Sautéed potatoes with bacon lardons & persillade

Sautéed potatoes with bacon lardons & persillade

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This fabulous French side dish of pan-fried potatoes and salty smoked bacon is finished with garlic and herbs, and pairs perfectly with roast meats and poultry

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal321
fat17g
saturates6g
carbs28g
sugars1g
fibre4g
protein13g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg potatoes , cut into 2cm/3/4in pieces
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 300g smoked bacon lardons
  • 25g unsalted butter

For the persillade

  • small pack flat-leaf parsley , chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped chervil
  • 1 tarragon sprig, leaves chopped
  • 1 banana shallot , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed

Method

  • STEP 1

    In a large saucepan on a high heat, simmer the potatoes for 5 mins in enough water to just cover them, then drain in a colander and leave for 1 min for the steam to escape.

  • STEP 2

    In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the persillade together and set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on a high heat, add the lardons and cook for 8-10 mins until lightly caramelised. Add the potatoes, then the butter.

  • STEP 3

    Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for 10 mins, stirring regularly, until golden brown all over. Spoon out any excess fat and stir in the persillade. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

RECIPE TIPS
PERSILLADE

Persillade is a classic mixture of chopped parsley and garlic but can include other fresh herbs, oil and shallots. It adds colour and texture to meat, fish and vegetable dishes.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2015

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