Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pan Fried Potatoes

A recent visit to Rusty Taco and an employee is wearing a t-shirt that reads “In queso emergency, Rusty Taco.”  Love that: a play on words and the idea that queso can solve any emergency.  Speaking of queso, did you hear that there is a Velveeta shortage due to “minor manufacturing challenges”?  What does that mean exactly and will there be enough to make some queso compuesto for watching football playoffs and the Super Bowl?

Pan Fried Potatoes
Rusty Taco serves some great food including breakfast tacos served all day.  There has actually been a lot of consuming breakfast for dinner around this place (defined as breakfast tacos with eggs, potato, bacon and cheese).  Maybe it is because it is easy or the kids act like they have won the lottery or that even David can prepare this dinner and he won't complain about it.  There’s nothing wrong with an Ore Ida tater tot, but these are so easy and delicious.

  1. Yukon white or gold potatoes (we cook 2 for tacos for a family of 5)
  2. Bacon grease or olive oil
  3. Salt

Wash potatoes and dice into bite size cubes.  Cook 3 or 4 slices of bacon in a large skillet.  Remove bacon and leave grease (if you cook more bacon, you may want to (carefully) wipe out some of the grease with a paper towel.  Add potatoes and cook over medium heat until potatoes are brown, the outside is crispy and the inside is soft and cooked through; stir frequently to ensure all sides get crispy brown.  You can substitute 2-3 T olive oil, if you prefer.  Sprinkle with a dash of salt.


Amy Wood said...

Mmmm..I don't ever think of Rusty Taco!! We need to add that place to our repertoire! These potatoes look delicious. I can't wait to try them!

The Baker's Mann said...

That's your old 'hood!! We will meet you at Rusty Taco any time! At @ $2.50/taco, we have money left over to splurge on queso! (actually, I'd forgo a taco for queso..)