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jamie's StoryIts grilling time again and love to have most of my food prepared outside on the grill. I just love the flavor of food cooked over charcoal.
This is my favorite way to make a side dish of my new red potatoes, while grilling out.
You may serve these with your favorite bbq meal. Tonight I was in the mood for an old fashioned plain cheese burger. Served with a fresh side of stewed squash out of the garden today.
pound or half pound of bacon
olive oil, extra virgin
sweet vidalia onion
cloves of fresh grated garlic
new red potatoes with the skin on
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper , optional
1Prepare the charcoal grill and place a cast iron skillet on the grill. I used #8 for this recipe today. The larger the portion made, step up to larger number skillet. I like to use my fathers old cast iron grill to cook on. Be sure to have hot out door grilling mitt to handle the hot skillet.
2Place the bacon in the skillet and drizzle a little olive oil on the skillet to prevent the bacon from wanting to stick.
4Wash the potatoes well and remove any bad spots but do not need to peel.
With a mandolin or if you can do this by hand, slice the potatoes in circles.
6Now add the potatoes in the pan then the onion. Salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a little red pepper too. Let cook stirring them often and do not allow to burn. Add the bacon back whole when the potatoes a feeling tender. As potatoes are cooking stir and keep it up so not to burn and if need add a little more olive oil, depending on how much your bacon grease renders in pan.
7Continue to cook and while stirring begin to cut the potatoes with the side of your spoon in half along with cutting the bacon up too with side of spoon. Keep stirring till very tender and done. They should look like these when ready.