Breakfast: Potato Bacon Hash

2:57:00 PM









Bacon is my love language.

I LOVE bacon. I don't know if it has to do with being from the UP or what, but I don't know that anyone loves bacon like a born and raised Michigander.

As you can imagine, after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and then finding out I can't have dairy, not many options were left that I loved in the comfort food category. HOWEVER- as long as bacon was still on the list of food I could eat, I was happy. So, here I am now, just in time for the weekend, telling you about this breakfast hash I make on the regular.

What you need:
Potatoes
Garlic
Onion
Bacon (DUH)

The amount of each ingredient really depends on how many people are involved, or, in my case, how big your appetite is. Mine is huge when it comes to bacon. Huuuuuuuge.

First thing to do is dice up your bacon. I used about half a package here; I get the extra thick cut bacon from Costco because I don't mess around. Throw the bacon in a pan on medium heat and stir occasionally to help it cook evenly. While the bacon is cooking, chop up your onion, garlic, and potatoes. I used (for 2 people) about half an onion, 3 cloves of garlic, and about... 3 good handfuls of these gorgeous gem potatoes (I'm not a measurer, can you tell?). Make sure to cut the potatoes relatively small so they can cook faster. When the bacon is cooked, place it in a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb the excess fat. 

Here's the part where some health nuts might say "nah", but I say "hell yes". 
Pour half the bacon fat from the pan into a mason jar to keep for another time. Keep the other half of the bacon fat in the pan. Turn the heat back up to medium and toss in the potatoes. Stir the potatoes around in that bacon fat to coat it all and cover with a lid. Stir the potatoes every 8-10 minutes. After about 15 minutes, throw the chopped onion and garlic in the pan and put the lid back on. Use your judgement here, but I like my potatoes nice and soft, so I would say cook another 15-20 minutes. If your potatoes aren't cooking quickly enough and/or sticking to the pan, add some water in to steam those puppies and throw the lid back on. 

Once the potatoes are done, throw them in a bowl, add your bacon on top, and CHOW.
I like to add a sunny side up egg on top. That runny yolk makes a nice little sauce... mmmm. I also have added portobello mushrooms and my husband likes to have some parmesan on top. It was seriously so yummy that I forgot to take a photo of the finished product, guys.

If you make this yummy little gluten and dairy free breakfast this weekend, let me know!!
I'd love to hear ideas on what else to add... 

HAPPY WEEKEND!





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