Potato Kielbasa Skillet

April 30, 2014 · 5 comments

in chicken/poultry,dairy-free,pork,potatoes,quick and easy

Remember a million years ago when the computer I used for blog pictures up and died? Well, it only just got up and running again (and will probably die again in about 5 minutes). I found a plethora of blog pics where the pictures were actually good  (something I have really been struggling with lately…) but it had been so long that I had no idea what they were. Except for this one, and that’s because even without seeing the pic, it was already on the menu for that very week.

This recipe is pretty easy to remember because it’s one of those dishes where you’re surprised how good it is since it’s so incredibly simple. I mean, it’s not a huge surprise because there’s bacon, potatoes, and sausage, after all, but you know what I mean.

I ate a lot of kielbasa growing up and I don’t know if it was that or other factors but I sort of…stopped eating it. Every once in a while , though, I have this intense craving for it. It’s one of those things where, when I want it I REALLY want it. And when I don’t, I REALLY don’t. Do you have ingredients like that?

Anyway, this dish is perfect for a weeknight, not only because it’s a one-pot meal, but also because it comes together very quickly. The potatoes are microwaved beforehand so you aren’t waiting for them to cook in the skillet, and while you’re heating them you can do other things, like cook the bacon and chop your sausage. I decided to use the bacon fat instead of the olive oil in the recipe because, why use oil when there is perfectly good bacon fat? Other than that and reducing the amount of Dijon by just a little, I stayed pretty true to the recipe. The ingredients in this are incredibly similar to German potato salad so if you like that, you will definitely like this.

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Joanne May 1, 2014 at 5:44 am

Yay for uncovering some old photos! I wish that would happen to me because I have been WAY lazy about making food/a lot of it hasn’t been blog-worthy lately. Sigh.

What a great skillet! Loads of comfort in every bite.

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 2, 2014 at 9:49 am

Bad—you used bacon fat. Yay, you used bacon fat. It’s awful, but that really does add a LOT of flavor. I like tossing in the spinach. Girl, that cancels out the bacon as far as health credits go.

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Jenna May 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I made this for dinner Friday for my 5 year old and me. She took one bite and declared it the best thing I’d ever made. We had only a tiny bit left over – and I polished that off for breakfast the next morning. I used green onions since that’s what I had on hand, and white vinegar because I was out of apple cider vinegar. It was amazing.

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elly May 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

So glad to hear that, Jenna! I have to admit, I was a little surprised at how much we liked this the first time we had it!

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Derik June 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Bad photos? These sure look good. I feel the same way about bacon fat, or as I like to call it, pork shortening. We save it to use for cooking other stuff as well and the olive oil bottle stays fuller longer. :) Great looking dish!!

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