New potato salad with soured cream, chives & pancetta

Potato Salad with Chives

Serves 4

  • 1 kg new potatoes, scrubbed

  • 100 g higher-welfare smoked pancetta or bacon

  • 1 handful stale breadcrumbs

  • 125 ml soured cream

  • 125 ml fat-free natural yoghurt

  • 1 bunch fresh chives, snipped

Boil the potatoes gently in salted water until tender, then drain well. Leave them to cool slightly.



Fry the pancetta or bacon until crisp, break up, then set aside. Fry the breadcrumbs in the pancetta or bacon fat until crisp.



Slice the potatoes in half and dress with the soured cream, yoghurt, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fold in the pancetta and most of the breadcrumbs and scatter the top with the chives and remaining breadcrumbs before serving.

Nutritional Information

New potato salad with soured cream, chives & pancetta

A smoky take on a summer barbecue classic

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I love transforming a classic potato salad with crispy pancetta and breadcrumbs – it's delicious
Serves 4
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Method

These are lovely tweaks on the old classic. Jersey Royals are best if you can find them.

Boil the potatoes gently in salted water until tender, then drain well. Leave them to cool slightly.

Fry the pancetta or bacon until crisp, break up, then set aside. Fry the breadcrumbs in the pancetta or bacon fat until crisp.

Slice the potatoes in half and dress with the soured cream, yoghurt, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fold in the pancetta and most of the breadcrumbs and scatter the top with the chives and remaining breadcrumbs before serving.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 202
    10%
  • Carbs 24.3g
    9%
  • Sugar 3.9g 4%
  • Fat 8.3g 12%
  • Saturates 3.8g 19%
  • Protein 6.6g 15%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 1 kg new potatoes, scrubbed

  • 100 g higher-welfare smoked pancetta or bacon

  • 1 handful stale breadcrumbs

  • 125 ml soured cream

  • 125 ml fat-free natural yoghurt

  • 1 bunch fresh chives, snipped