I said that I'd start to share some recipes on here - and here goes my first. This one is nice and simple to get everyone started. Simple doesn't mean boring or tasteless either - which may be a bit hard to wrap your head around seeing as there are so few ingredients. You can definitely add more veggies though if you want to bulk it out. I think it would be great with some carrots through it. There's a vegetarian option too if that's more your style, so lets start with what you'll need:
1kg of Potatoes (I used King Edward potatoes, but that's up to you)
2 Large Onions
800ml of Stock - Chicken or Vegetable (I used vegetable)
8 Bacon Medallions - Weight Watchers or Morrisons NuMe (what I used) keep this Weight Watchers Friendly; 4 Matesons Turkey Rashers would also work here.
A few sprigs of Thyme
Salt and Pepper
And that is it! If you want the veggie option substitute the bacon for 100g of Vegetarian cheese.
Firstly you'll need to preheat your oven to 190c (170 fan). Then peel and slice your potatoes, followed by slicing your onions. In a baking dish layer your potatoes and onions alternately - 1 layer of potatoes, 1 layer of onions, 1 layer of potatoes etc. and in between each layer salt and pepper should be used to lightly coat it - it brings out a good overall flavour at the end.
The amount of layers you have will depend on the size and shape of your dish but finish with a layer of potatoes on top. Next you just want to pour your stock over everything and chuck it in the oven for an hour.
Once the hour's up, take it out and add your bacon (or cheese) to the top. Add a few sprigs of thyme and put it back in the oven for around 15minutes - you want the bacon to be crispy. I left the bacon as medallions requiring a knife to eat it - but if you're a lazy eater and want to be able to shovel it in with a fork, you could chop them up into pieces.
This is a pretty tasty dish, and it'll only cost you 7pp!