Food Monday ~ Warm Potatoes & Bacon

I know the other week I said that I never quite caught the ‘Potato’ excitement so common in Ireland.  I still eat them when a meal calls for them and the following is one way I like them.

Warm Potatoes & Bacon
This recipe serves 6

1kg small new potatoes, scrubbed
4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 spring onions, sliced


2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
125 ml sunflower oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper

Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until tender.  Meanwhile, grill the bacon until crisp.  Drain the bacon on kitchen paper and chop into small pieces.

To make the dressing, whisk the vinegar, salt, pepper and mustard together in a salad bowl, then gradually whisk in the oil.  Drain the potatoes thoroughly and add to the dressing with the sesame seeds and parsley.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Toss together gently.  Scatter the bacon and spring onions over the salad and serve while still warm.

10 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Warm Potatoes & Bacon

  1. Ashok

    If I ever visit your part of the world, I am wondering if it would be too much to ask for if I came home for lunch sometime? 😉 As usual the recipe sounds delicious!

  2. Grannymar Post author

    @Kate – Enjoy.

    @WWW – I hope this will warm your heart, and that you are feeling better.

    @Darlene – It is a very simple dish to make.

    @Ashok _ Are you coming this side of the world?

  3. Grannymar Post author


    There is safety in numbers…

    Not sure if the safety applies to them or to me! 🙄


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