Monday, February 18, 2013

Skillet Roasted Bacon Garlic Yukons

~When I made these tonight, I hadn't realize that my 6yr old and I would engage in an unspoken race to see who could eat more spuds. Bacon is good. Garlic is even better. As America's Test Kitchen will attest, par-cooking the potatoes will ensure that the interior is pillowy soft. Coating the exterior with a light amount of fat, like bacon grease, butter, or olive oil, will provide a lightly crispy crust. Not a thick dry surface as most roasted potatoes tend to be.

Special Equipment:

1lb yukons- peeled and quartered
4 slices thick cut hickory smoked bacon- sliced
4 cloves garlic- smashed
½ tsp sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

  1. Place skillet in oven and preheat at 400 degrees.
  2. Set a medium pot of water to boil. Add about a tsp of kosher salt into the water.
  3. Once water comes to a boil, add potatoes. Loosely cover and boil for about 5min. Drain in colander and set aside.
  4. Once oven is preheated, add bacon into skillet. Close oven door and let cook until translucent, for about 3-5min.
  5. Carefully pour out bacon grease into a small bowl. Set aside the bacon in a separate bowl.
  6. Place potatoes into skillet and toss with sugar, 1 tsp salt, fresh ground pepper, and 2 tbsp of bacon grease. Toss thoroughly. Tuck in smashed garlic in various parts of skillet in between pieces of potato. Spread bacon evenly throughout skillet.
  7. Place skillet in oven and roast for about 15min. Remove and flip over pieces of potato so that you get it crispy on both sides. Place back into oven and roast for another 10min or until golden.
  8. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately. 


  1. once i buy potatoes and bacon...this will be the first thing I make!

  2. i'm going to make another batch this week =)

  3. I'm so addicted to this. I will need to learn moderation with this recipe.

    1. cuz I need my heart to work to continue enjoying this dish over and over

  4. I bought another 2 lbs of potatoes today...I mean, I had to. I had bacon leftover in the freezer...from the last time lol