Friday, May 22, 2009

Apple and Bacon Roasted Golds

Here is a perfect way to use apples, especially during the early fall when apples are at their best! This potato side dish was served at a gourmet group gathering hosted by friends earlier this month. I've recreated it at home as we enjoyed it so much.  The combination of flavors is delicious!

Potatoes, apples, bacon and onion roasted to perfection and sprinkled with fresh chives and parsley - YUM! No further words necessary. Make it.

Apple-Bacon Roasted Golds
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This recipe is adapted from The Florida Keys Cookbook

Serves 8

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
8 slices bacon, preferably uncured, nitrite-free if you find it
1 cup diced Vidalia onions
2/3 cup apple-cider vinegar
1 apple, peeled, cored a diced (Gala or other sweet-tart apple)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh chives, chopped

Preheat the oven to 400F. Half potatoes lengthwise , then slice into 1/2 inch pieces. In a medium bowl, add potatoes, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste, toss to combine. Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Roast until slightly browned and they are pierced easily with a fork - about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon pieces, stirring frequently, until crispy, for about 10 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Add onions to the skillet and cook until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add vinegar, stirring to mix. Add the potatoes, diced apples and bacon. Gently toss everything together. Add parsley and chives just before serving. Adjust seasonings.

Note - the dish can be held for up to 30 minutes before adding parsley and chives.


  1. Welcome Home - you've been missed!!

    You know I already have copied this potato recipe - can't wait to try it!

  2. glad you're back! We all missed you :)

    and you came back with a great post, I love your ode to a tuber! This one looks so good!

  3. Welcome back Susan! You were missed by me :-) and everyone else too. Hope you had a great vacation and hope you have a nice relaxing Memorial Day weekend. This dish looks awesome. I need to give them one a try for sure!

  4. Hope you had a ball Grand-maman..These look delish and remind me of a Ricardo recipe..!

  5. Hi Susan, I've missed seeing your all your REDS.

    I remember you gave us a a "teaser" about another installment of Ode to a Tuber after your last gourmet dinner. Definitely looks and sounds like a winner ... easy and delicious. Kind of reminds me of German potato salad.

  6. Glad you are back, Susan!

    The potatoes look excellent..never made reg potatoes with apples, just sweets..I will have to try it!
    Happy weekend..

  7. I am so glad you are back!!! I hope you had a wonderful time!!!

    These look fantastic as always!!! My family is always so happy to have another recipe for potatoes!!!

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!!

  8. I love roasted potatoes. Cool addition with the apples.

  9. I'm a real potato girl and love this recipe. The addition of apple sounds delish.

    Happy weekend.

  10. What a great sounding recipe, who would have thought of apples and potatoes? I bet they are delicious.

    Great photos as always...I missed your posts too


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