Crispy Potatoes Wedges with Wilted Cabbage & Bacon

Crispy Potato Wedges with Wilted Cabbage & Bacon

This isn’t really a recipe, but rather a different way to serve that great winter combination of potatoes, cabbage and bacon. It is
substantial enough to be the main dish of a meal or is a great side dish for sausages, chops or steak.

Crispy Potatoes Wedges with Wilted Cabbage & Bacon

If serving as the main event you might like to serve bacon rashers on the side, rather than chopped bacon scattered over.

Serves 4

4 medium potatoes, scrubbed, cut lengthwise into wedges
vegetable oil
sea salt
4 bacon rashers, rind removed, flesh cut into strips
1 onion, finely diced
½ medium green cabbage, core removed, coarsely chopped
pinch dried chilli flakes (optional)

1              Preheat oven to 200°C. Place potatoes in a plastic bag, add a drizzle of oil and good grind of salt. Twist the top of the bag and shake to coat potatoes with oil and salt. Tip onto a baking tray, spread out in a single layer and bake for 30-45 minutes or until
potatoes are golden, crisp and tender.

2              Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add a splash of oil and bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until cooked and crispy. Remove bacon from pan, leaving behind as much oil and fat as possible behind, and drain on paper towels.

3              Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add red pepper flakes to pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add cabbage and a good splash of water, toss to combine. Cover and cook, tossing
occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until cabbage wilts, but still
retains some crunch.

4              Place potatoes on a serving platter, pile cabbage on top and scatter with bacon. Serve immediately.

So tell me, how do you serve potatoes and cabbage, as a combined dish or individually?

Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Bacon: Holly Bacon – Hastings; Potatoes, onion, cabbage: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Dried chilli flakes: Orcona Chillis ‘n Peppers – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: vegetable oil.

Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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5 thoughts on “Crispy Potatoes Wedges with Wilted Cabbage & Bacon”

  1. Your ability to turn a handful of humble ingredients into a meal that I know I would scoff down a huge plate of always inspires me Rachel! (PS I made your braised fennel the other day. I was scratching around trying to figure out what to do with them and popped on here because I remembered you shared a recipe!)

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