By Andrew Fairlie



  1. Put the bacon lardons into a saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil and drain immediately.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Add oil to the roasting tray and heat in oven until almost smoking.
  3. Put potatoes into a saucepan, cover with cold water and season with salt. Simmer gently for 5 minutes and drain.
  4. Leave potatoes to cool at room temperature then dust with flour.
  5. Add the bacon and baby onions to the roasting tray. Fry till lightly browned, add the potatoes and turn until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  6. Add the prunes and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  7. Place the tray into the oven and roast, turning occasionally until potatoes are tender and nicely golden.
  8. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.