Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Smoke House Potatoes

When we lived in Rexburg I worked at this great smokehouse, then they fired me and then they sold the smokehouse and the new owners hired me as the sous chef and kitchen manager... only lasted a few months till they realised they couldn't afford to not do the work themselves and I got canned.... Oh well such is life. They got some good stuff out of me though! Here is the potato recipe I created for them. We are having steak tonight and I thought I'd make these to go along with it.

5 slices bacon, chopped cooked and drained
1/2 large onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
5 large potatoes, quarted length wise and diced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 1/2 cup Sprite
extra water as needed

Cook the bacon and drain. Saute the onions and garlic in a bit of bacon grease, add the potatoes, cook for about 5 minutes stirring occassionally. add seasonings, cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring occassionally. add the sprite and bacon allow to cook uncovered for 5 minutes andthen covered till moisture is absorbed and potatoes cooked through.(add extra water if needed) might get crunchy on the bottom but it is goodness!


  1. The Sprite just adds another layer of flavor rather than just water, it makes them kind of swwet which contrasts nicely with the white pepper. The potatoes will be like a smashed potatoe with some creamy starcy parts and some chunks then if you cook it a bit longer on a bit higher heat the bottom will crisp up and fry a bit. Super Yummy!