Pan Fried Potatoes And Bacon (One Pan Meal)


These Pan Fried Potatoes And Bacon are a yummy, one pan meal. I make this dish on super busy week nights because it is fast, easy, and super delicious. It is actually one of my husband’s most favorite dinners. It pairs well with a fresh salad, or canned tomatoes or dill pickles. I had the awesome idea of adding bacon to this already great dish, and it takes the flavor to a whole notha’ level. As I am typing this recipe and uploading the pictures, I am practically drooling over the keyboard. Lol, jk. But seriously, this stuff is delicious and you absolutely have to try this recipe!

Pan Fried Potatoes And Bacon {Serves 4-5}


  • 4 LB Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Pack, 1 LB Bacon (Of your choice. I used thick cut.)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola or Vegetable Oil (For frying.)
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced (Optional)
  • Fresh Dill (To top, optional.)
  • Salt/Pepper


1) Peel the potatoes and place them in a big bowl with enough water to cover the top of potatoes. Then cut the potatoes in half and into thin pieces (about 1/4 in. thick), putting the cut pieces back into the water. Once you cut all the potatoes, drain the water from the bowl and fill with new water, repeat again. I do this to get all the extra starch out of the potatoes. Then set aside in a colander to drain out all the water.

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2) Cut the bacon into about 1 inch pieces. Set a big pan on Med.- High heat, I did 7.0 and add the cut pieces of bacon. Cook until the bacon is well done.

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3) Add the potatoes to the pan. Using a slotted spatula, mix about every 5 minutes. Meanwhile cut the onion into half rings. If there is not enough oil from the bacon, add about 1 Tablespoon of Canola oil to the potatoes and mix. After 15 minutes, add the cut onion to the pan. Don’t forget to keep mixing the potatoes about every 5 minutes, but mix gently, so the potatoes do not all fall apart. Meanwhile wash and chop some dill.


4) The potatoes usually take about 20-30 minutes to cook. When the potatoes are all done, add some salt/pepper, the minced garlic clove (optional) and mix again, very gently. Sprinkle each plate individually with fresh dill (optional).


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