Yam Potato with Bacon

(Difficulty:  Very easy)
(Cooking time: 40 minutes)

 

This is a hardy side dish for any kind of meat or fish entrée.  Slab bacon is better than packaged bacon which has normally too much of fat for this recipe.  Pancetta can be also used for a different flavor.

 

One yam potato about 1 pound peeled and diced

1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

3 thick slices of slab bacon

One medium size onion diced

1 stick of cinnamon

A pinch of salt

 

Sauté the bacon in a pan to render fat.  Add onion to bacon and sauté for a few more minutes until softened.  Add yam potato and pour water to cover barely enough.  Put a lid and cook over medium low heat until tender (about 15 to 20 minutes).  Add salt if needed.

 

Serves 2-4