Slow Cooker Hotpot!

How-do Peeps!

My lovely hubby bought me a slow cooker recipe book……. mmmm yum! (and such a time-saver on busy days!)

So I thought I’d plan next week’s groceries to include a new recipe: This Potato, Apple and Bacon Hotpot seems like something my family would eat!

Ingredients:

  • 750g/1.5lbs Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 25g/1oz Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 250g/8oz Bacon (recipe suggests smoked back bacon)
  • 1 apple cored and sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 450ml/ 3/4pint Chicken Stock
  • 2tsp English Mustard
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 50g/2oz Cheddar, grated
  • Salt and Pepper to season
  • Tomato halves, grilled (optional to serve)

 

Instructions:

  • Put oil and butter in a frying pan, add onions and bacon. fry for 5 mins or until just golden.
  • Stir in apple, flour and season (S & P), mix well so flour isn’t clumpy
  • Layer potato slices in the slow cooker with a layer of bacon and apple mix, repeat layers ending with potatoes on top.
  • Bring stock to the boil (if using an instant stock, you can do this in the frying pan you just used) and stir in mustard….add to the slow cooker.
  • Add Bay leaves and cook on low for 9-10 hours (or medium if your slow cooker is as tired as mine!)
  • When ready to serve, remove the pot from slow cooker, top the potatoes with cheese and place under a preheated grill (broiler).
  • Spoon into shallow bowls and serve with tomatoes, if desired.

 

If you like the sound of this, the recipe book it came from can be found here.

 

Happy Munching Peeps!

Anna x

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