Salted baked new potatoes with crisp bacon and melted cheese

Serves 4

Photograph: Emma Jervis

Photograph: Emma Jervis

Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 06:00

  • Serves: 4


  • 20 small new potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Flaked sea salt
  • 12 slices of streaky bacon
  • 200g grated Parmesan or cheddar


1 Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Take a cast-iron saucepan or a deep roasting tin and add the potatoes, followed by enough oil to coat them evenly. Sprinkle well with salt and rub it all over the potatoes.

2 Place in the preheated oven and bake for roughly 20-30 minutes or until a knife can pierce right through.

3 Next, place the slices of bacon on top and return to the oven and cook until the bacon is cooked to your liking.

4 Finally, sprinkle in the cheese and mix well. Place a lid on top and allow to stand for five minutes before eating.