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Recipe || Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan

Sam and I come back from Turkey tomorrow, but in the meantime I’ll leave you with a recipe! It will probably come as no surprise to learn that I love potatoes in any way, shape or form. As does Sam. But I am also always looking for ways to use potatoes differently. Aka not for mashed potatoes, baked potatoes or french fries. Roast potatoes are an English classic, but these have a nice twist from the old standard.
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan 
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan recipe
This recipe makes enough for 4-6 servings. Or Sam and I.

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 lb thick, hickory smoked, sliced bacon
3 1/2 lbs potatoes
1/2 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
salt and pepper

Scrub potatoes, and quarter them and then place them in a large pot. Fill pot with water until potatoes are covered by 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. 
Slice bacon strips in half, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces. I cut my bacon prior to cooking. And by I, I mean I gave Sam that job as sous chef.
Cook bacon in a skillet until golden, but still flexible. You don’t want it crunchy. Remove cooked bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve the bacon drippings.
Check potatoes and if fork tender, drain and allow to cool. I left my skins on, but you could peel them, if desired.
While potatoes are cooling, preheat the oven to 425° and mince the garlic and parsley. Also, grate the parmesan.
Next, prepare the baking sheet by brushing 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half the bacon drippings on the bottom of the pan. I used two pans because I don’t own one large one!
Place cut side down on prepared pan and sprinkle with course salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in 425° oven for 35-40 minutes. Rotate potatoes halfway through the baking time to ensure an even colour. 
Reduce temperature to 375°, turn potatoes over and sprinkle with the bacon, garlic, and parmesan.
Add more salt and pepper if desired. Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are evenly browned and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve!
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan recipe
Maybe it’s the Irish lineage in me, but I LOVE potatoes.

What’s your favourite way to eat potatoes? 

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