Bacon Potatoes (Slaninové Zemiaky)

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Ingredients: potatoes, bacon, paprika, caraway, salt, pepper
Prep Time: 80 minutes

I had some left-over bacon from preparing the St. Nicholas Day kapustnica, so I decided to make bacon potatoes, the way my mom makes them. Start by peeling and washing several large Russet potatoes. Also preheat the oven to 400F.

russet potatoes potatoes with bacon strips
Then cut each potato (zemiak) in half and cut out a wedge from the round part. Place half a slice of bacon (slanina) in each slot.

potatoes seasoned with paprika and caraway potatoes in oven
Season with paprika, caraway (rasca), salt (soľ) and black pepper (čierne korenie). Bake at 400F for about an hour, or until the potatoes are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

bacon potatoes
Serve with milk or kefir. These potatoes make for a tasty light dinner, following a good Slovak soup.