It's potato-tastic down at the allotment at the moment. We have 5 different varieties blooming and I cannot wait for the shoots to die off so I can get digging for what is easily human being's most popular vegetable.
I grew a few salad potatoes in a couple of large pots so that we had a few easy to hand. These were eagerly dug out by my daughter and then quickly boiled up ready for a quick and simple supper.
I fried up a little bacon in a pan then added the potatoes, crushed by hand, into the bacon fat and cooked until golden. A few spinach leaves and olives were tossed amongst the hot potatoes and plated up. Some pretty nasturtiums and a simple vinaigrette completed the dish making our humble little potatoes growing out of a cheap plastic tub into a thing of beauty.
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Hot potato, bacon and nasturtium salad
2 tbsp olive oil
6 slices of bacon, roughly chopped
A medium pan of small waxy salad potatoes, boiled
A few handfuls of spinach and olives
Nasturtium petals, washed
For the vinaigrette
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper
1 - Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the bacon and cook until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
2 - Crush the potatoes by hand straight into the hot oil and cook, turning regularly, until golden brown.
3 - Return the bacon to the pan along with the olives and spinach.
4 - To make the vinaigrette, thoroughly combine the ingredients.
5 - To serve, plate up the salad, scatter over nasturtium petals and drizzle over a little dressing.
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