Artichoke, Bacon and Onion Hash

Artichoke, Bacon and Onion HashThis recipe was born out of my thrift and my friend’s creativity. I bought some artichokes at the weekend, but I didn’t actually have a plan of what to do with them. I could have gone to buy some sausages or pork chops to go alongside, but I was hoping to avoid going to the shops yet again – I wanted to create something with the bits and pieces I already had at home.

I did have three rashers of bacon, so my friend suggested I fry an onion with the chopped up bacon, and add cubes of the artichoke to make a kind of hash – which is exactly what I did, and what a treat. Definitely tasty, easy and cheap, and the artichokes could easily be substituted for potatoes when you can’t get hold of them.

They’ve got a lovely flavour, potatoey and celery-y if you haven’t tried them, and they go really creamy in a soup, which is how I usually serve them. But they have a really nice texture too, firm but gentle to bite through, like a fudge, and I wanted to retain that however I cooked.

So this is what I came up with – just 20 minutes of happy frying.

Artichoke, Bacon and Onion Hash
(serves 2)

4 Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and diced
3 rashers bacon, chopped
1 onion, diced
splash of olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can baked beans, to serve

Method:

  1. Microwave the artichokes for 5 minutes until almost cooked through. Meanwhile fry the bacon in olive oil for 3 minutes on a high heat.
  2. Remove the bacon and fry the onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the artichokes and return the bacon to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until nicely golden brown.
  4. Serve with baked beans, if you like 🙂

 

Credit Crunch Munch

For more frugal yummy ideas (and this time, extra healthy ones, which I think mine qualifies for if you cut the fat off the bacon as I did and don’t use too much oil!) – have a look at January 2016’s Credit Crunch Munch, from Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All.

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Fuss Free Helen says:

    I have some really disappointing tinned artichokes and have another tin in the cupboard. Going to try frying them now. Thanks for the idea.

    Thanks for sharing with #CreditCrunchMunch

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    1. Ooh careful mine were Jerusalem artichokes not tinned artichokes? Or is that not what you’ve got?

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  2. fabfood4all says:

    Ooh this looks yummy and satisfying and loving the microwave tip to cook the artichoke, also a money saver! Thanks for a fab frugal #CreditCrunchMunch entry:-)

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