This recipe has been changed from its original version. I added my own twist on it. I added the onions , yukon Gold potatoes, and spices to this dish. The combination of salty, sweet and savory together is awesome. The Original version came from The flavors of Ireland cookbook. I felt it needed some jazzing up. There is nothing more Irish than potatoes. This dish has potatoes apples, bacon, spices and caramelized onions. This would make a great side dish for Pork. It would also make a great side dish for breakfast with eggs and sausage. It is truly delicious. I hope you all enjoy it.
Heat oven to 425°. Place bacon on lined sheet pan. Place the bacon in the oven to cook.
While the bacon is cooking. Wash and diced potatoes into 1 to 2 inch chunks. I left the skins on. Peel and core the apples. Cut and dice them into one to two inch chunks as well. Place potatoes in a large pot with water and boil. Boil until they are halfway cooked through.
Add the apples to the water with the potatoes. Cook until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.
Remove bacon from oven drain on paper towel. Fry the onion in 1-2 tablespoons of butter until it is caramelized. Remove from pan and set aside.
Melt 5 tablespoons of butter in pan. Be careful not to brown it. Toss the potatoes and apples with the butter coating well. Salt and pepper the potatoes to your liking. Toss with the parsley and Thyme. Add in the onion and combine all together.
Pour into the large casserole dish. Top with crumbled bacon. Bake at 400° for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Serve!