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Loaded Fried Potatos

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This is a combination of a couple of recipes from various cooking shows, heavily salted boiled whole potatos, boiled potatos smashed and fried and a little of my own spin. :::: DISCLAIMER:::::: This is NOT a dish for the health conscious or those on a diet :::: DISCLAIMER:::
 

 
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Step 1: Round up your supplies

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For this recipe I rounded up some small red potatos, about a cup of salt, some bacon, an onion, some cheese, a medium size pot and my trusty cast iron skillet

Step 2: Salted Potatos

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There are some sections of the USA where boiled potatos with a heavy salt crust are very popular, Im not from there but the idea is a tasty one. I put 5 handfulls of salt into approx a quart of water, inserted the washed potatos and brought to a boil until a knife inserted easily, they were then allowed to cool

Step 3: Bacon and onions

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While the potatos cool you have time to cook the bacon and lightly brown the sliced onions (save the drippings for the next step) put both the bacon and onions aside they have cooked

Step 4: Mini "ible" condiment

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WOW an "inble" IN an "ible" ! A large Burger chain has a zesty sauce for their onion rings and in my opinion its rather tasty, I puttered around and came up with this close alternative. Approximately equal portions of a horseradish sauce (I get mine @ the dollar store) and catalina salad dressing with some salt and pepper thrown in. It has multipul uses from a dipping sauce for french fries, onion rings, shrimp or grilled cheese sandwichs to a condiment on a roast beef sandwich or....

Step 5: Potatos part 2

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By now the potatos have cooled down enough to handle and its time to smash them and brown them, its as easy as it sounds, just press down on the potato until it flattens then put in the hot bacon grease, repeat until the skillet is filled with potatos, allow them to cook for 6-8 minutes and then, drizzle more bacon grease on the top and carefully flip to brown the other side, scatter your already browned onions on the top, sprinkle on the crumbled bacon and top with shredded cheese. ( I used chedder cheese but I think next time I'll try crumbled blucheese) You can remove from the heat and let the residual heat in the pan finish melting the cheese like I did or pop the skilklet in the oven to brown the cheese

Step 6: Time to EAT !

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If you like homefries, hash browns or any variaty of fried potatos you know that they go with everything from breakfast to supper, I decided on having mine with scrambled eggs and cheese
lamarwds4 years ago
Very good recipe!
l8nite (author)  lamarwds4 years ago
thank you
promet4 years ago
Hey l8nite,

I like your straightforward recipes, in this one though, on the salt, when you say, "5 handfuls", what would you say (wild, ballpark, guess) that would be in maybe tablespoons, or quarter-cups, or whatever?

Thanks again for the interesting ideas!

cheers
l8nite (author)  promet4 years ago
I'm glad you like my recipes, I don't think of myself as a cook or chef, just a dad who enjoys eating and who has learned over the years how to make inexpensive dishes tasty, of course some of my experiments in the kitchen have been less than well received (LOL)

If you look under the supplies, I put about a cup of salt, which is about 5 good palm fulls for me. As this was the first time I made these it was just a guess on my part, ( I thought that was a LOT of salt) in retrospect I could have doubled or even tripled the amount of salt, the cooked potatoes should have an almost white crust of salt when cooled. Of course you don't have to salt them much at all if you don't want or add gralic to the water or use cannola oil instead of bacon grease.

If you do make these please let me know along with and changes you made or would make for the next time
jstewart-14 years ago
Om nom nom nom...potatoes fried in bacon grease! Sounds delicious.
l8nite (author)  jstewart-14 years ago
mmMmmmm...bacon makes life worth living... unless your my cardiologist ! lol... Thank you for visiting MY version of fried potatos !