Skillet Potatoes are simply Potatoes and Bacon cooked to perfection in a skillet as opposed to cooking in an oven. I particularly love this dish cos it is very filling; it can be eaten as a full meal without requiring any sides. Now, if you do not eat Pork, then feel free to do without it. This recipe is yummy with or without Bacon. The Bell Peppers are also optional.
Ingredients: Recipe serves 3
5 Big Potatoes (Irish)
200g Bacon, diced
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Pepper
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Small Onion
1 Teaspoon Paprika( Optional)
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger
1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 Knorr Chicken cubes
Salt to Taste
Start by washing, peeling, then chopping your Potatoes into small cubes…
Place the cubed Potatoes into a microwave and cook on full power for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, set a Skillet on medium heat, transfer your chopped Bacon into the cold pan, turn the heat to medium. Now, fry the Bacon till fully cooked. Transfer the Bacon into a plate; leaving the oil in the pan…
Add the Vegetable Oil into the pan, then, transfer the Potatoes into the Oil. Make sure your pan is large enough to accommodate the Potatoes without them overlapping.
I had to switch to a frying pan here cos I accidentally burnt some of my Bacon and couldn’t carry on using the burnt skillet.
Leave the Potatoes to fry without moving them around for 3-4 minutes or until they begin to brown underneath. Then you can toss them around for even cooking. When the Potatoes begin to soften, add the Knorr Chicken, Paprika, Thyme and Salt to taste.
Stir and combine and continue to cook till almost soft. By almost soft I mean soft but when you bite through, the potatoes still have a bit of crunch to them. I’m struggling to explain myself better here but I’m sure you’ll understand….LOL
Now, add the Onions, Garlic and Ginger, stir and combine….
Then, add the Chopped Peppers, stir and combine…
Now, add the cooked Bacon back into the Pan, stir and combine and cook till the Potatoes become fully soft…
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