Himmel und Erde (Heaven and Earth)


  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tart apples, sliced softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
  • Dash of ground nutmeg


  1. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling.
  2. Add potatoes, apples and sugar. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes; drain.
  3. Fry bacon until crisp; drain.
  4. Cook and stir onion in bacon fat until tender.
  5. Place potatoes and apples in serving bowl.
  6. Dot with butter; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  7. Top with onion and bacon.