Do you have leftover cooked potatoes from last night’s dinner in your fridge? Then you need to try out this roast potatoes recipe with bacon, onions and beer! What a delicious potato side dish.
Yep, there’s much more to do with leftover cooked potatoes than just a cold potato salad. And buttery pan fried potatoes or potato hash. Look at this beauty!
I was brainstorming about a simple recipe to make with my leftover potatoes.
And since it was quite rainy and gloomy outside, I was craving a good plate of hot comfort food, something with bacon that usually means. So I chopped the potatoes up, added bacon, some chopped garlic, a good dash of pepper and salt.
Oh and why not add a little beer to it as well?
Potatoes, bacon, beer.
Yummy ingredients. Pop the whole lot in the oven and let’s see what comes out of it.
Roast Potatoes Recipe with Bacon & Beer
Well what can I say?
In the end this roast potatoes recipe with beer and bacon is absolutely delish.
This dish honestly didn’t even taste like a bunch of leftovers because that’s what the splash of beer and the handful of diced bacon were as well. I also loved the color on those roasted potatoes and their crunch.
Do you want to give the potatoes even more crunch?
Then just place them under a hot grill for a couple of minutes right before serving.
You can of course prepare this beer roast potatoes recipe with freshly cooked potatoes. I don’t know about you but I think that boiled potatoes that have chilled in the fridge overnight are extra crunchy when you roast them afterwards.
Yes, I have to admit that I sometimes boil an extra portion of potatoes while I am preparing dinner. Just so that I can make this recipe the day after!
Do you love potatoes and bacon?
Then you should also check out another yummy classic: my German potato salad!
Roast Potatoes Recipe with Bacon & Beer
- 1 ½ lbs cooked potatoes (675 g)
- ⅚ cup pilsner beer (200 ml)
- 4,5 oz salted bacon (125 g), diced
- 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 large garlic clove
- ½ tsp dried herbs
- Chop the cooked potatoes up into bite-size pieces and then transfer them to a baking dish. Peel and chop up the garlic clove and sprinkle it over the potatoes. Season with a good dash of pepper and salt.
- Sprinkle the chopped potatoes with the diced bacon and pour in the pilsner beer.
- Drizzle with the dried herbs.
Stir all the ingredients until spread evenly. Then cover the baking dish with a sheet of tinfoil. Place the potatoes in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30 minutes. Remove the tinfoil, stir the potatoes well again and place the baking dish back into the oven for another 15 minutes until the beer has nearly disappeared. Then remove the potatoes from the oven and transfer them to a clean serving bowl. Sprinkle with a little pinch of salt and the freshly chopped dill. Serve hot.
Cooking with Beer
And that’s it!
So now you know how to turn those leftover cooked potatoes from last night’s dinner into a delicious potato side dish. My family loves this roast potatoes recipe with bacon, onions and beer!
Well anyway, what’s really not to love about it.
Do you often cook with beer?
Or let me ask you, are you a beer lover?
Perhaps you don’t need to like beer to cook with it. Once that beer is hot and boiling, then that beer flavor isn’t that strong anymore.
What recipes do you think of when you think about cooking with beer?
Well I think that one of the most famous beer recipes is a classic beer and cheese soup. Oh! How I love a large bowl of that cheesy stuff! How about you? Can you enjoy a beer and cheese soup? Or is that beer flavor putting you off?
Another recipe with beer is of course a good old beef and beer stew.
My all time favorite is my Belgian karbonaden stew, with beef or pork. And a bunch of golden fries of course! Another lovely beer stew is a classic beef and ale stew with mushrooms, peas and carrots.
If you like Guinness beer, then you should also take a look at my traditional bangers and mash with onion and Guinness gravy. Comfort food at its best!
Do you adore that beer flavor in food?
Then these cooked mussels in a strong blue cheese and beer sauce are right up your alley!
There, enough inspiration if you like cooking with beer.
In the meantime I you hope you enjoy my this roast potatoes recipe with bacon, onions and beer!