Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Bacon and Tomato Hash

This comes from Nigells Lawson's Feast in the Midnight Feasts section of the book. I have never made it at midnight I confess as I would not have the energy to cook at that time of night. Hunger would be assuaged by a quick sandwich or a session of fridge grazing. That said this makes a lovely quick dinner. A fry up with style is really what it is. I usually have a fried egg with it. Yes I know it is making your arteries scream but once in a while it is just what is needed especially as the colder days are here. Don't leave out the Worcestershire sauce. It is absolutely vital for the wonderful flavour of this simple dish.

4 rashers streaky bacon
2 teaspoons garlic-infused oil
1 tomato, diced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Serving suggestion: bread
Cut each piece of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces.

Heat oil in a frying pan.
When oil is hot, fry bacon until crispy (the bacon will also give up flavourful fat of its own).

Remove the bacon to a piece of kitchen towel.
Add the diced tomato, with all its seeded, gluey interior, into the hot oily pan, which will cause a great spitting and sizzling, and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and stir again, then put the bacon back into the pan, mixing it into the tomato before transferring to a plate.
Scatter with some parsley and freshly ground black pepper, and serve with bread to dip in the oily juices.

Tip: When the tomatoes are all diced up I add lots of freshly ground pepper to them

Ridiculously simple isn't it? It makes such a quick and tasty dinner.
The amounts given are for 1 person.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious and comforting dish! Very satisying!



Sally said...

Oh how I miss streaky bacon. We can't get it here. Might hyave to try using another cut. But that sounds soooo very good, thank you Granny.

Coby said...

You know those two tablespoons of parsley could surely count as a serving of vegetables making it a healthy meal Granny;)

Maria said...

I enjoy Nigella's recipes! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely, I have cooked this at midnight and it's just perfect.

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I have never tried this recipe, I should really get round to it as it looks very tasty.

Anonymous said...

Your photo looks fabulous !

I love anything with bacon. I also like an egg with bacon as it makes the meal far more satisfying.


Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you girls.

Rosa very comforting. A good description :)

Sal I think customs might not be happy if I tried to send you streaky bacon LOL

Coby of course you are right about the parsley :)

George I wish I had your energy :)

Erica you really need to try it. So tasty :)

Shyvas I find it hard to have one without the other. Thank you for liking my pic:)

Bridgett said...

Yummy! Nigella has all the great simple and quick meals. This looks so comforting.

Rosie said...

A very comforting dish Granny! Love Nigella's recipes :)

Rosie x

Kevin said...

This sounds quick and tasty!