Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes are old-fashioned comfort food, perfect as either a breakfast or dinner potato side dish.
Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes is my recipe of the day. Perfect for breakfast or as a side at dinner,  they are home cooking at its best.

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Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

These are also known  to me  as Cottage Fries, I believe due to them being sliced. Although I think that title  is pretty much out of use.

As I was growing up, these were the  first kind of potatoes I learned how to  cook. They were a favorite of my  mother, and she cooked them  often,  but usually only plain  with basic seasoning.

I  am someone who loved bacon,  so you know this  will  be popular  with me.  And adding onion really does fill  out the flavor. I do use the garlic powder purposefully. It keeps having  minced garlic overcook  and become bitter or  burn.

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

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Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

Bacon and Onion Skillet Potatoes

Sue Lau
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 194 kcal


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup minced onion


  • Cook bacon until crisp; set aside and reserve bacon grease.
  • Chop bacon into crumbles.
  • Add sliced potatoes to the pan, seasoning between layers.
  • Cook over med-low heat, carefully turning every few minutes and separating clumps of potatoes.
  • When potatoes start to show some light browning, add the onions and bacon crumbles and continue to cook, turning carefully, until potatoes are nicely browned throughout.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 595mgPotassium: 954mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brunch potatoes, cottage fries
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