Here's another of one of my children's frequently-requested favorites.
Anyway, I've never had "real" bacon, but I love smoky flavors even in vegetarian cooking, and if you're a fan, (or just miss bacon) this Bacon-Salt stuff is really crazy good!!
It's a smoked seasoning product that, not to fear, is entirely vegetarian, (and the "Peppered" version is vegan).
You can find it online and in most supermarkets, and it adds a really great smoky flavor to lots of foods (and despite the "salt" in the name, is low in sodium! (I swear I don't work for the company!!) If you can't find it, smoked salt or liquid smoke works equally well here, though use less. But get used to it, 'cause y'all are gonna see it a lot in future recipes!
Smoky Roasted Baby Potatoes and Fennel
3 pounds baby reds or fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise or left whole if really small
2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp. Bacon Salt (or appropriate amount smoke flavoring of your choice)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, fennel, and onion. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over vegetables and sprinkle with Bacon Salt, salt and pepper to taste, tossing gently to coat.
Spoon mixture in an even layer onto prepared baking sheet. Roast for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally or until potatoes are browned and tender.