Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Spud Week - Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes

You see I learned a new word : spud !
It sounds like Pippi Longstocking' secret word but simply means potatoes (or not?).
I really wanted to cook with Giada these last weeks so I choose a simple and delicious (I imagine since I'm on a diet ...) dish which my bacon lover Carlo would eat.
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The recipe can be found here or read on

  • 4 thick-cut slices bacon, roughly chopped
  • 2 (1/4-inch thick) slices pancetta, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme leaves


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and pancetta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon and pancetta are brown and crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and pancetta pieces to paper towels to drain. Add the potatoes and garlic to the pan. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are golden and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add the thyme, cooked bacon and cooked pancetta to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl and serve immediately.


Beth said...

This looks so Good!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

It didn't occur to me that some people wouldn't realize the term spud - oh well, now you have a fun new word to play with!
Love the dish, you can't go wrong with bacon and pancetta!

Deb in Hawaii said...

These look just perfect to me. I hope you at least got a little bite. ;-)

MM said...

This is my kind of recipe! Looks tasty.

Jennifurla said...

oh delish, love pancetta.

Kim said...

This recipe has caught my eye many times because it looks and sounds so delicious. Looks beautiful!

Valerie said...

This looks delicious, Natalia!

Meredith said...

I love bacon and I need to make this dish,it's officialnow! It looks great!

girlichef said...

What a perfectly delicious choice! I don't think you can go wrong with delicious bacon and pancetta combined with spuds!! Yum :D

Yvette said...

Glad to hear i wasn't the only one who didn't know wath the worth spud meant. But we do know now.
Your spuds with pancetta look very good!