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.
3When bacon is done take up and add the grated garlic, let cook a few seconds'
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.
5Slice the onion up in slices loose.
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.
8Cooking time will very from charcoal cooker. It will depend on how heavy you put on the coals and how far the skillet is from the coals. My complete time on the bacon was 5 minutes and the rest took about 45 minutes to finish.