Much as I extol the deliciously healthy options at our friendly neighborhood cafeteria, it has also been the source of many a well-earned plate of indulgent delights on days when the world is too much with me and too soon. Case in point, this tempting little plate of home-fried potatoes shown above.
It looks deceptively simple: just a plate of potatoes, sliced and fried till the edges are crunchy. Appearances, of course, are quite deceiving: if you look closer, there seem to be a few bits of bacon in there. Dig deeper into the dish and you’ll find even more bacon, plus some minced sweet white onion for extra flavor.
These are quite easy to make at home, and you can actually prep the potatoes ahead of time.
- 1/4 kilo potatoes, washed and cut in thickish slices (about 1/2 inch each – and don’t peel them!)
- 1 regular pack of bacon (6 – 10 rashers/slices), finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- enough salted water to cover the potatoes