old-fashioned bacon fried potatoes

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, smoky, salty and fragrant of bacon…  These fried potatoes are comfort food at its finest!

My grandma made these potatoes just about every week when we were growing up.

They are a perfect use for leftover potatoes and in my very norwegian Grandma’s kitchen, there were always potatoes around!

This is one of those incredibly memory-rich foods for me…

Just smelling them cooking in the pan brings back floods of memories and feelings.

If I close my eyes, I can almost feel the warmth and bright chaos of my Grandma’s kitchen, and sometimes I can even hear her orchestrating everybody’s moves in the cozy space.

The real beauty of this dish is that you can use any potato, in almost any form.

Raw, leftover baked, boiled, even mashed…  the most important part is the bacon grease used for frying.  It makes all the difference.

If you don’t keep bacon grease in your fridge like I do, (but you should! It’s amazing in soups, especially!), then just plan on serving bacon with these potatoes and fry it up first so you have the grease to use for the potatoes.



old-fashioned bacon fried potatoes


  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • Johnny's seasoning salt, to taste


Heat the bacon grease in a large pan over medium heat.

Cut up the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and dump into the hot pan.

Fry, seasoning to taste and stirring gently but not too often so that the potatoes get all golden and crispy on the outside... while soft and tender on the inside!


*In case you noticed, or were wondering…  yes, that is my new range from Kenmore!  I will be telling you guys all about our new appliances soon!

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