Salsify in blankets

30 minutes


  • 3 batons of salsify
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 30g of butter
  • 5 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, cut in half
  • salt


Place the lemon juice into a bowl of water. Peel the salsify, cut each baton into 3 pieces then immediately place in the lemon water (this will prevent discolouration)
Heat the butter in a pan and add the salsify. Cook in the foaming butter with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes or until al dente, basting and turning to achieve a nice even golden colour on all sides. Remove from the heat and allow to cool
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
Once cool enough to handle, wrap each piece of salsify in half a rasher of streaky bacon and place on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 10–15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Serve