Ideal simple alternative to boring baked potatoes, everyone in our family loves this dish. So easy and tastes great.


  • 1 1/2 kg potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped

  • 100g lard, chopped

  • 2 bacon rashers, coarsely chopped

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh sage, trimmed


  • 1.

    Add potatoes to a large pan of boiling , salted water. Boil, uncovered, for 5 mins. Drain potatoes and return to pan. Cover pan with a tight fitting lid and shake pan from side to side at least 10 times, to slightly crush potatoes.

  • 2.

    Melt lard in small pan until hot. Carefully pour over potatoes in pan. Add bacon then season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine well. Transfer mixture to a large baking dish.

  • 3.

    Cook in a hot oven (200c) for about 1 hour, turning potatoes occasionally during cooking, or until crisp and browned.

  • 4.

    Serve potatoes sprinkled with sage leaves.

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