Cheesy Fried Ham Potato Skillet

Cheesy Fried Ham Potato Skillet



  • 1 tbsp bacon fat
  • 1 heaping cup diced ham (hickory or applewood smoked)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 pre-cooked medium redskin potatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1 heaping cup grated extra sharp white cheddar cheese


  • Preheat broiler and move the rack to the highest position.
  • In the 10-inch Traditions skillet, melt bacon fat over medium heat. Once hot, add in the ham and cook until crispy and golden, about 6 minutes, before transferring it to a small dish.
  • Add the onion and pepper to the skillet, stir and cook for 5 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add in garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the potatoes and ham to the skillet gently mix them into the onions and peppers until the potatoes are heated through. Give the pan a shake to settle everything into an even layer. Top with cheese and slide under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
  • Serve with eggs cooked how you prefer and buttered slices of toast.



You can roast your potatoes at 400 degrees for about an hour or until they piece easily with a fork. Let them cool before cutting into eighths.

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