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Bacon Brown Potato

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Introduction

A bit of a play on words, here. This is a potato, baked in a microwave oven, cut in half length wise, then browned in a frying pan with some reserved bacon drippings. If there are Vegans or those trying to keep Kosher, you could as easily use olive or plain vegetable oil, in which case you could call this "Bake and Brown Potato". Me, I like the bacon flavor. I also like that it is quick, cheap, and very tasty.

A bit of a play on words, here. This is a potato, baked in a microwave oven, cut in half length wise, then browned in a frying pan with some reserved bacon drippings. If there are Vegans or those trying to keep Kosher, you could as easily use olive or plain vegetable oil, in which case you could call this "Bake and Brown Potato". Me, I like the bacon flavor. I also like that it is quick, cheap, and very tasty.

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • 1 potato
  • 1 reserved bacon drippings
  • 1 salt
  • 1 black pepper
  • 1 ground cumin
  • 1 potato
  • 1 reserved bacon drippings
  • 1 salt
  • 1 black pepper
  • 1 ground cumin

Method

Bacon Brown Potato is a community recipe submitted by JonMc and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Bake the potato according to your microwave oven's instructions. When done, remove potato.
  • Set a small frying pan over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of bacon drippings to pan. Cut baked potato in half, clean through, length wise.
  • Set cut side down into hot bacon drippings. Check occasionally using tongs, and allow to brown until potato halves are coloured to your liking.
  • Remove to plate. While still hot, season browned sides with salt, pepper, and a light dust of cumin.
  • Bake the potato according to your microwave oven's instructions. When done, remove potato.
  • Set a small frying pan over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of bacon drippings to pan. Cut baked potato in half, clean through, length wise.
  • Set cut side down into hot bacon drippings. Check occasionally using tongs, and allow to brown until potato halves are coloured to your liking.
  • Remove to plate. While still hot, season browned sides with salt, pepper, and a light dust of cumin.
  • Additional Information

    Salt, pepper and cumin are my favorite seasonings for this. Ground nutmeg would be tasty as well. Ground smoky paprika would not be unwelcome.

    Salt, pepper and cumin are my favorite seasonings for this. Ground nutmeg would be tasty as well. Ground smoky paprika would not be unwelcome.

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