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Home Fries

When I was little, my dad and I would get up early on Sundays and make these for the family. The rest of the gang would be awakened by the tempting aroma. —Teresa Koide, Manchester, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min./batch.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 8 medium potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Remove bacon drippings from pan and reserve.
  • Working in batches, add 1/4 cup bacon drippings, potatoes, onion, salt and pepper to pan; toss to coat. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until potatoes are golden brown and tender, 15-20 minutes, adding more drippings as needed. Stir in cooked bacon; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 349 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Brandy
    Oct 4, 2020

    Made these and loved them! So tasty and will make many more times!!!

  • danielleylee
    Sep 8, 2020

    I made this recipe on our beach vacation. I used leftover kielbasa instead of bacon and it turned out great.

  • caryl
    Aug 14, 2020

    On river trips, this recipe was called "cowboy potatoes" a treat to this day!

  • Littleruby1
    Aug 14, 2020

    First tasted as a, kid, my friends mother used to make. I started making it and have been making regularly, my husband loves and ask for all the time for breakfast. I chop fresh tomatoes and toss in with the bacon on top of the potatoes and onions. So good.

  • GoGinger22
    Aug 14, 2020

    I have made this with my Dad also . But we finished with about 8 eggs scrambled. Very good. He called it the mess.. was delicious

  • Gordon
    Aug 14, 2020

    Also works great using frozen Potatoes O'Brien. Sacrificing that the potato chunks aren't as big, but still a hit. Have also used bulk sausage as well as diced ham. Family prefers the bacon just slightly over the ham, the sausage, not as much as the other two.

  • Jennifer
    May 9, 2020

    This is a huge hit with my family of picky eaters. For my own serving I add whatever kind of peppers I have on hand. I'm especially fond of the small sweet peppers. To make dividing the bacon grease easier, I pour it in the bowl with the potatoes and toss the whole lot into my cast iron. If this is a lunch or dinner I'm making them for, I will reserve some of that grease in another pan and toss in shrimp and sausage so that everything has that delightful bacon flavor. Add a side of whatever produce-inspired salad or side you have on hand and a very satisfying meal indeed!

  • Stephanie
    Mar 6, 2020

    Been making these for years but I slice my potatoes (rather than cube them) and add onion and a little garlic seasoning to the skillet.

  • nihon
    Dec 24, 2019

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  • DonnaMarie
    Aug 17, 2019

    Absolutely delish!!! Made them for the first time this morning