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BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE       

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Sorted

This is a great way to use up all those ingredients that might be around your kitchen right after Christmas. Brussels, bacon and chestnuts are just the perfect match, all brought together with potatoes and a creamy cheese sauce.

jaynetinkers

New Year, new veggie recipe? Naw.. I'll take Brussels sprouts any old day.

emilyrosestevens

saving the pennies after christmas use the things you would usually throw away!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 white onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 250 g smoked streaky bacon
  • 150 g shelled chestnuts
  • 800 g baby new potatoes
  • 200 g brussel sprouts
  • 50 g blue cheese, grated
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 chunk Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 handful breadcrumbs
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 handful peas to serve

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | preheat the oven

preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | sauté the potatoes

sauté the potatoes

Quarter the new potatoes, skin still on, and add to a frying pan to sauté for 10 minutes until golden and partially cooked through.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | cook the onions

cook the onions

Peel and slice the onions, then fry in another pan with the oil for a few minutes. Take the leaves off the thyme and chop, adding to the cooking onions.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | fry off the bacon

fry off the bacon

Cut the bacon into strips and tip into the pan as well for a minute or two.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | prep brussels & chestuts

prep brussels & chestuts

Peel the outer leaves off of the brussel sprouts and wash well. Grate the brussels using a food processor or slice thinly by hand. Hack the chestnut up into pieces.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | add to a roasting dish

add to a roasting dish

Scatter all the prepared ingredients and crumbled blue cheese into a large roasting dish.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | pour in the cream

pour in the cream

Splash in a little water then pour over the cream to almost cover the potatoes.

BRUSSELS, BACON AND CHESTNUT POTATO BAKE | bake it and serve!

bake it and serve!

Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese and put into the oven for 20-25 minutes until it is golden on top and the potatoes are cooked, then sprinkle with parsley and serve with some simple steaming peas. Serves 4

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