Sweet lightning with apple and bacon

Cook, cook, cooking! Yes, I’m on a role. We had some left over sweet potatoes from Easter, so I was looking for a recipe to use them. My mom gave me a recipe she made a few months ago which we all absolutely loved. Literally translated it’s thus called “Sweet lightning” which is based on a hotchpot recipe called “hete bliksem” or translated “hot lightning”. This recipe is a mash up of sweet potato, apple and onion. Since I’m posting it here, I of course tried it, and to be honested, it was delicious!

Sweet lightning with apple and bacon
Serves 4

Preparation: 10 min
Baking/cooking: 20 min

Ø 2 pans, 1 saucepan


  • 600 g crumbly potatoes
  • 600 g sweet potatoes
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 onions
  • 50 g butter
  • 250 g smoked bacon
  • 1 tbsp mustard


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut up in even pieces and put in a big pan with enough water and some salt
  2. Bring to the boil and boil for 15 min until done
  3. Drain the water and leave the potatoes with the lid on to steam dry
  4. Meanwhile, peel the apples and cut into squares
  5. Slice the onion in half and slice in rings
  6. Heat up the butter and steam the apple and onion on medium heat in a pan with the lid on for 10 min
  7. Cut up the bacon in slices and bake in a saucepan without any butter of oil for 5 min. Turn half way
  8. Add the apples and onions to the potatoes and add the mustard, some salt and enough pepper to your liking
  9. Serve with the grilled bacon

Credit goes to https://www.ah.nl/allerhande/recept/R-R1185373/zoete-bliksem-met-appel-en-spek 


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