Everything tastes better with bacon. And potatoes are not an exception.
This recipe has crispy smoked cherry wood bacon pieces with Sage, Rosemary and green onions tossed in at the end with chopped yellow potatoes cook in reserved bacon fat! Oh my, deliciously yummy!
Don’t be tempted to stir the potatoes constantly.
Stirring at intervals and leaving the pan undisturbed in between stirs gives the potatoes good color and flavor.
And covering the pan for a few minutes up front allows the potatoes to cook almost all the way through.
And cook those chopped potatoes in reserved bacon fat.
Cook your bacon first with a sprig of Rosemary and some fresh Sage. Then reserve the fat or grease to fry your chopped yellow potatoes in.
A spoonful of reserved bacon fat can bring meaty, smoky flavor to anything, from cooked greens to baked goods. Bacon fat will typically store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
This German Style Bacon-Potato Hash makes a great side dish or served with with fried eggs.
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German Style Bacon Sage & Yellow Potato Hash
7 thick-cut smoked bacon slices, chopped
1 large yellow potato, washed, do not peel, diced
2 green onions, diced
1 sprig Rosemary
2 teaspoons baby Sage (very small leaves) or 6 large leaves torn
Pinch of cayenne pepper flakes (about 1/8 tsp)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 large eggs, scrambled (optional)
Fry chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. When half cooked add sprig of Rosemary and Sage. Continue to cook until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and herbs to a plate and set aside.
Add diced green onions to bacon grease and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove onions from heat and add to bacon.
Add diced potatoes to reserved bacon fat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Fry potatoes until cooked, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
When potatoes are cooked crisp, add bacon mixture and mix in.
Next add beaten eggs and scramble in until cooked (soft about 2 minutes – hard about 4 minutes). Adding eggs is optional.
Plate and serve.
More ways to cook bacon and potatoes.
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Bacon Vegetable Alfredo Gnocchi
- Roasted Za’atar Potatoes Bacon & Green Beans
- Warm Brussels Sprouts & Dilled Potato Salad
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