Freezer Cooking 3/17: Home Fries

I’ve noticed a few of the other coupon blogs lately including posts and videos about freezer cooking. My favorite of which can be seen over at The Coupon Project. When you stock up on so many good grocery deals sometimes you just don’t know what to do with everything. Plus as parents we can be super busy some days when it comes to meal time. Freezer cooking is a great solution to both those dilemmas.

This week at Big M 5lb bags of potatoes are on sale for BOGO. Ten pounds of potatoes may be hard to go through in my house so I decided to embark on my first freezer cooking expedition. I love home fries. The only drawback is that good ones take forever to cook up. By the time they’re ready the desire to cook up some eggs to go with them is almost gone. And kids tend to not want to wait an hour for breakfast either. So I cooked up a nice sized batch of home fries and then separated them into a 2 serving sized portion in freezer bags. Now in the future I’ve got some quick home fries ready to. They can be microwaved or defrosted the night before and just warmed up real quick in a skillet. I’ll let you know how they reheat after I chow down.

Here’s how to make ROCC Home Fries:

Ingredients:

  • 6 white potatoes
  • 4 strips bacon
  • ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • pepper sea salt
  • olive oil
  • bacon grease

Directions:

  • Cut 6 potatoes in half. Boil until tender. Drain in a colander & rinse with cold water. Cut into little cubes.
  • Fry 4 strips of bacon & 2 inches of ground Jimmy Dean sausage (break up like ground beef) in an iron skillet. When done remove from skillet and place aside for now. Do not discard the bacon grease and keep on burner. Add the potatoes to the bacon grease and stir. Crumble bacon into bits and add with sausage to the potatoes.
  • In a separate frying pan saute your peppers & onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When slightly brown add to potato skillet and stir. Season with pepper sea salt and cook until desired crunchiness is reached.
  • remove from skillet and place into bowl, portion, then freeze.

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