Spicy Potatoes With Smoked Gouda, Bacon & Onions

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"Found at the johnsonvilledotcom site & saved because DH views potatoes as a required part of every main meal (as most Icelanders do). So I am always on the lookout for new potato taste treats like this one. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (233.6 g)
  • Calories 492.1
  • Total Fat - 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 85.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1114.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 29.7 g
  • Calcium - 411.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Boil potatoes in salted water until soft (about 25 min). Drain, cool slightly, quarter & set aside.

Step 2

Place a large non-stick sauté pan over med-heat & cook bacon to barely crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, crumble slightly & set aside.

Step 3

Place butter in the same sauté pan over med-high heat & sauté the onions w/salt, pepper, cumin seeds & chili powder (stirring occasionally until onions are soft & aromatic).

Step 4

Add the quartered potatoes, combine & allow mixture to brown slightly.

Step 5

Sprinkle crumbled bacon & cheese over the mixture, turn heat to very low & cover for 5 min allowing cheese to melt. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

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2 Reviews


I think I would love living in Iceland if I could have potatoes like this all the time :) I used sliced smoked gouda, since my store didn't have a chunk of the smoked for shredding. I just layed the slices on top to melt. Loved the addition of the cumin seed.


review by:
(11 Dec 2016)


Wow, what delicious potatoes this recipe produces. They were so tasty, tender, crisp and flavorful, just a little spicy. I used sweet onions, maple bacon and regular Gouda. Made as written wouldn't change a thing, FYC Tag Game.


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(19 Mar 2016)