Bacon Fried Potatoes

Bacon Fried Potatoes at oldfatguy.ca

Sometimes you don’t want fancy, you just want good home cooking. Bacon Fried Potatoes are good home cooking.

I started with 3 cups of cubed potatoes. I put them in a microwave safe casserole and just covered them with water. I put the lid on the casserole and microwaved them on high until the were tender. For this dish, cook them until the are tender. You want them to break up a little while frying. It took about 15 minutes here but that will vary with the power of your microwave and altitude.

While the potatoes were cooking, I fried two strips of bacon (I cut them in half so they curl less). I cooked them until they were just about crisp. If you over crisp them, they don’t cut as well and you won’t get those nice bacon chunks in the potatoes.

I sliced the bacon crosswise into 1/8 inch pieces.

Bacon Fried Potatoes

I put the pan with the bacon drippings over medium heat and added the potatoes and 1 cup coarsely chopped onions. I like red onions for looks but any onion is fine.

I fried until there started to be a nice brown colour to the potatoes. The potatoes will want to start sticking to the pan a little. Make sure you scrape up those brown bits that stick to the pan while they are frying. They are what give the potatoes the colour and flavour. I fried mine for about 5 minutes.

I stirred in the bacon and added the pepper and fried for 1 more minute.

Bacon Fried Potatoes

We served ours with Old Fat Guy Smoked Shortribs and coleslaw.

The Verdict

These are easy and tasty. They are not fancy but I feel like I am eating a good meal made by mom.

The Old Fat Guy

Bacon Fried Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Bacon Fried Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 750 ml (3 cups) cubed potatoes
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 250 ml (1 cup) coarse chopped onions
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the potatoes in a casserole and just cover with water. Put a lid on the casserole and microwave until the potatoes are tender (about 15 minutes)
  2. Fry the bacon until it is just about crisp.
  3. Cut the bacon crosswise to 1/8 inch pieces.
  4. Heat the bacon fat in the fry pan you cooked the bacon in over medium heat.
  5. Add the potatoes and onions.
  6. Stir until there is a nice brown colour (about 5 minutes).
  7. Make sure you scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan while you are frying.
  8. Add the bacon and the pepper.
  9. Fry for one more minute.
  10. Serve
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