I’m not sure what has happened, but November has come around so fast, and it has gone from being moderately cold to FREEZING! Maybe it is a sign of things to come…a white Christmas maybe? Anyway, I don’t know about you, but it is this time of year when I like hearty, warming food, that you can shove in the oven, leave, and eat. So I thought I would share with you one of my favourite meals…a delicious bacon hotpot. It is simple to make, very tasty and warming. To feed 2-3 (I probably eat enough for 2 as its so scrumptious!), you will need:
- 8 rashers of bacon
- 1 leek
- 1 onion
- 1 large carrot
- roughly 5-6 good-sized potatoes
- 1 pork stock cube
- salt and pepper
- casserole dish
First of all, chop up all of your vegetables; carrots, leek and onion.
Next, take your casserole dish (a rectangular one is best).
Put all your vegetables in the dish and give a good mix! Mmm… lots of goodness! Sprinkle some pepper over these.
Following that, peel and chop your potatoes in slices. I used a mandolin slicer (pictured below) as they are quick and easy; if you don’t have one of these, a knife will be fine! Cut to about 1 cm thick.
Roughly place your potatoes over the top of the vegetables so that they are all covered. Then crumble your stock cube into a jug and mix well with 1/2 pint of boiling water. Pour this over the potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.
Get your bacon and cover the potatoes…again a little pepper on top. (I love pepper in case you didn’t notice) Cover with tin foil and place on a baking tray (much easier). Place in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees and cook for one hour. After a hour, take it out of the oven and take the foil off. Put back in the oven for another half hour or until the bacon is brown and a little crispy.
And viola! Ok, so not the most gourmet looking meal, but deliciously tasty. Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal…yum yum! I would love to know how you have got on if you have tried my recipe 🙂 Be sure to comment or tweet a pic!