Buttery Irish Potato and Apple Bake with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 3lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5 inch cubes
  • 1.5 lbs tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled and cut into 1.5 inch cubes
  • 6 rashers (cured back bacon), coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter (can be found in most grocery stores)
  • Chopped chives for garnish

Method

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water for about 8 minutes or until almost cooked through.
  2. Add apples and cook for 5 minutes more or until potatoes and apples are tender; drain well.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, heat oven to 400° F and lightly butter an 11 X 7-inch baking dish.
  4. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon, then remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter to skillet.
  6. When butter has melted, add potatoes and apples. Toss well to coat with butter; cook and stir for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat to lightly brown.
  7. Transfer to prepared baking dish and top with cooked bacon.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with chives, if desired.

copied from  ” foodireland.com

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