Dutch Oven Bacon Potatoes

A Dutch oven sitting on concrete filled with bacon potatoes. Close up image of bacon potatoes on a camp plate as a side dish to a main meat. The potatoes have just been added to the bacon and onion to be browned.
Recipe Origin Global
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Servings 6
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 35 min 00:35
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Fry
Ingredients Bacon Meat Pork Potato Vegetable
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Side Dish
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A Dutch oven sitting on concrete filled with bacon potatoes. Close up image of bacon potatoes on a camp plate as a side dish to a main meat. The potatoes have just been added to the bacon and onion to be browned.

Dutch Oven Bacon Potatoes

A flexible side dish for most mains this Dutch oven bacon potatoes also is flavored with onions and garlic.

The Dutch oven is used over a bottom heat such as a campfire or gas stove. This makes it a relatively easy dish for those new to cooking in a Dutch oven as there is no baking math to be considered.

Try with a range of potatoes to find the best local variety, a waxy style of potatoes will hold shape better while still tender, a powdery potato will dissolve a little more but absorbs the bacon juices better.

Ingredients

3 pounds (1 1/2 kg) potatoes

2 brown onions

2 pounds (1 kg) bacon

3 cloves garlic

salt, to taste

Equipment

pot

Dutch oven

Recipe Directions

  1. Depending on the potatoes you choose to use you may peel or leave the skin on. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch (2 1/2cm) cubes.

  2. Place a pot on to boil about 4 inches (10cm) deep, when boiling add the potatoes and parboil. Remove and drain, put aside until needed.

  3. Peel and dice the onion into similar sizes as the potatoes. Slice the bacon into strips.

  4. Preheat the Dutch oven then add the bacon, cook until it starts to render then add the onion and cook until starting to become translucent.

  5. Add to the Dutch oven the potato and then crush the garlic directly on top. Stir then leave to brown, when the base is starting to brown, stir again to expose a different part of the potato to brown. Continue until it has your desired color.

  6. Taste and add additional salt if needed. Bacon tends to be salty so it may not be necessary to add any.

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Recipe Origin Global
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 6
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 35 min 00:35
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Fry
Ingredients Bacon Meat Pork Potato Vegetable
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Side Dish
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