When I was little my grandparents would park their RV in our driveway on Christmas Eve so that they could be with us early Christmas morning to watch us open our gifts. After all the presents were opened my Gramma would make our family breakfast while my parents got ready for the day’s celebration. For me it was a wonderful thing to have them there with us and to have my Gramma cooking in our kitchen. I’m sure my parents appreciated the extra hand also. I watched her closely as she made her potatoes, which she told were her Special Christmas Potatoes. Through the years this recipe has become one of my son’s favorites. We call them Christmas potatoes, breakfast potatoes, dinner potatoes, shoot just plain delicious potatoes. It may be his favorite because they taste great, but I’m sure no matter how they turn out he loves them because of the stories I have shared with him about his Great Gramma making them for me and how that was something I looked forward to every year. It is a very comforting recipe for me, so I hope you all will enjoy them as much as my son, my boyfriend and I do.
- 2 potatoes, peeled, sliced, rinsed & drained
- 4 slices of bacon, roughly chopped or cut
- 1/2 onion, roughly diced
- 2 T parsley, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (if you love garlic add more)
- garlic salt
- ground black pepper
Over medium heat in a large skillet lightly crisp up the bacon. Season the potatoes with garlic salt and black pepper and toss them in with the bacon. Mix them well in the skillet. Fry this for about 5 minutes until the potatoes start to lightly brown. Add the onion, parsley and garlic to the skillet, toss a bit then cover the skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook about 10 minutes using a spatula periodically to flip the mixture until the potatoes are cooked thoroughly. They are now ready to serve, but if you want the potatoes a little crisper, then uncover, turn the heat back up to medium and fry a bit longer until they suit you.