Do you have a meat and potatoes kind of guy in your household? I know I do, so perfecting the art of quick and tasty ‘taters is important! In just a few steps you can have home made potatoes on the table for your hard working man in less than twenty minutes.
I found these awesome purple potatoes at our local grocer down the street, and couldn’t wait to take them for a spin. You can use any kind of potato you like, just make sure they’re cut into one inch cubes. There’s also green onions, three pieces of bacon, pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
Put your cubed potatoes into a microwave safe bowl and cook for about 5 minutes and 30 seconds, stirring them halfway through. The idea here is that you’re cooking the potatoes until they’re soft so there is not so much guess work later on. I’ve seen people boil the potatoes, or bake them, but this is so much faster and predictable. Pierce a few with a fork to make sure they are all done.
While the potatoes are in the microwave cut up your three bacon strips into one inch pieces, and cook them over medium heat until they are crisp, and the fat is rendered into the skillet. For a vegetarian option you can omit the bacon and simply heat up a few tablespoons of any oil of your choice.
When bacon is crisp remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon.
Dump the potatoes right into the hot fat and stir so that each piece is coated in this liquid goodness! Add the oregano, and a small pinch of red pepper flakes, and continue to cook over medium heat for three more minutes, stirring frequently.
Your potatoes will become crispy on the outside from frying in the skillet, yet fluffy on the inside- thanks to microwaving. Spoon the potatoes into their original bowl, add some sliced green onion, and finally unite them with the bacon. HEAVEN!
Season further with salt and pepper until it tastes just right, then serve topped with more green onions. I’ve also added sour cream to the side. Greek yogurt also pairs surprisingly well, for a lighter option. Also, I wouldn’t judge you if you added cheese.
The colors are amazing, and the simple flavors marry so well.
1 1/2 pounds Potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 pieces Bacon
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 small pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper
Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt (optional)
Microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, stirring midway through cooking time. Meanwhile, cut the bacon strips into one inch pieces, and cook over medium heat until crispy, and the fat is rendered into the skillet. Remove the bacon bits from the skillet with a slotted spoon. Add the potatoes directly into the hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes- or until crispy on the outside, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and mix together the potatoes, bacon, and a few sliced green onions in a bowl. Serve topped with more green onions and a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt on the side.