This is actually not my recipe, I found it on the great blog of Havtorn Design – run by two sisters-in-law who blog about interior design, flea market finds and family life. They also have a little web shop. Check out the two links, their texts are in Swedish and English (since a few days!) but the pictures are very inspiring!
I realised when reading the recipe that I have never cooked with sage, but what a lovely herb. Both O and I discovered that we love the smell of sage which coincidentally is called salvia in both Swedish and Spanish (and Italian, but sauge in French). The smell actually reminds me of the childhood, but I don’t know why – maybe my mother used to cook with it, or did we just have the herb growing in my father’s small herbal garden?
Sage potatoes with Bacon
1 kg potatoes / cut in pieces
Bacon / cut in strips and lightly fried, dry off excess fat on a plate covered with kitchen paper
Salt and black pepper
Boil the potatoes almost soft. Spread them on an oiled oven-proof dish; sprinkle about 1 decilitre of olive oil on top. Bake in the oven, 200 degrees (Centigrade) for approximately 20 minutes. Add the bacon and a handful of sage leaves. Bake another 10-20 minutes until golden. Season with salt and black pepper. (original recipe in Swedish from Havtorndesign)
Bizarre food related observations:
O had bought eggs one day, we put them in the plastic egg holder in the fridge as we usually do, and threw away the packaging. When I made pancakes a few days later I had the funniest experience: double yolks in two eggs! All in all I think four out of six eggs had double yolks – what kind of eggs had O bought?? We don’t actually know since we hadn’t kept the box… Have you come across a lot of double-yolked eggs?
And what about this jam? I thought that “The Old Factory” was Danish, at least it is sold under that name in Sweden – with the exact same label, in Danish (but when reading on the back it said Eslöv, my home town in Sweden!)… Isn’t it a bit of false marketing, “Founded in 1834” – yes, but in which country? Denmark or Spain?? Does the jam and marmelade brand exist in other countries as well? Ok, so I googled “Den Gamle Fabrik” and the label is slightly different but the names (and founding year!) are definitely the same, in different languages…