How to Make Southern Fried Potatoes with Bacon, Onions, & Cheese

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Southern fried potato dishes are quite common in the south and throughout the United States. A hearty southern fried potato skillet meal is easy to make and enjoy any time of the day. Fried potatoes go well with bacon, onions and cheese, but you can modify the recipe to fit your taste. Add ham, green peppers, tomato, salsa, sour cream or eggs.

Things You'll Need

  • Frying pan
  • Paper towel
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Tongs
  • Bacon
  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Grated cheddar cheese

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add raw bacon and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Use tongs to remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain some of the excess grease.

Scrub a medium potato with a clean scrub brush to remove any dirt, then rinse it clear. Dice it up into half-inch cubes. Place the diced potato into the pan of bacon grease and cook until softened, approximately 12 minutes, flipping the pieces occasionally.

Dice half an onion in to quarter-inch pieces, then add them to the potato mixture and cook for a few minutes until they become translucent and the potatoes become lightly browned and fried.

Cut the previously-cooked bacon into bite-sized pieces and add it to the skillet.

Sprinkle with cheese and wait a few minutes for it to melt. Serve while hot.

Tips & Warnings

  • Save time by poking a few holes into the potato and microwaving it for 4 minutes while the bacon is cooking.

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