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Heaven and Earth   HT  ACC  German  35mins


German Name:   Himmel un Äd


Serves 4     Hot  Vegetables  Fruit  Pork  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless  Germany  Europe



450g/1lb Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

Salt and Black Pepper
450g/1lb Apples, peeled and cut into chunks

1 tbsp Sugar
4 Onions, thinly sliced
100g/4oz  Streaky Bacon, chopped
Approx 90ml/3fl.oz. Milk
25g/1oz Butter
Freshly grated Nutmeg



1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes or until very tender.


2. Meanwhile, place the apples in another saucepan together with the sugar, cover with water, bring to the boil then cook for 15-20 minutes or until very tender.


3. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan until very hot, add the bacon and cook over a high heat until the fact begins to run.


4. Add the onions, and sauté until browned. 


5. Drain the apples, allow to cool a little then transfer to a food processor and process to a sauce.


6. Drain the potatoes well, return to the rinsed out saucepan and mash coarsely  together with milk, butter, black pepper and nutmeg.


7.  Mix the apple sauce with the potato.


8. To serve - transfer to a warmed serving platter and top with the onion mixture.




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