Bacon Potato Noodle Home “Fries”

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
After a quick weekend trip to Asheville, NC for my college roommate’s wedding, I’m back to the “grind.” The grind? Normalcy, which includes work, workout, sleep.

I’m back to my normal meal routines (breakfast is always a green protein smoothie!)

Regardless that I’m back on smoothies and a work routine, the blog is still doing its own thing. Today? Potato noodle home fries!

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
While I was in Asheville, we got breakfast twice in the town. The town is amazing – aside from the fact that we went to a gorgeous wedding on a hilltop overlooking The Biltmore Estate, we had a blast walking the streets.

Asheville has so many great shops and restaurants. Between a delicious espresso at Bomba and some incredible ice cream in white chocolate dipped waffle cones (yes, that happened), we had a great weekend.

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
It’s funny how boring we all usually are during the week with our morning meals. I blame this on wanting to sleep up until the last minute. Why would we want to wake up an hour earlier to make breakfast if we could sleep another hour comfortably and further charge our batteries?

Well, as a blossoming entrepreneur, I’ve read a lot of books on how the most successful CEOs and athletes wake up at 4/4:30am in the mornings to start their day – whether it’s to read a paper out on their deck or get in an extra workout, they use the mornings to set the pace for the day.

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
It’s such a simple concept and all it takes is a few days or a couple of weeks to adjust to and then your body’s rhythm changes and it becomes normal to have a “4:30am – 8:30pm” day.

I’m going to try it, maybe with something less extreme – like a 6am day. This is going to be the week- make sure you follow me on Instagram and hold me accountable!

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
Anyway, waking up early makes more time for nutritious, delicious breakfasts. While in Asheville, I had some amazing home fries (and biscuits!) and the whole time, I kept thinking “I can’t wait to get home and spiralize this! Why didn’t I think of spiralized home fries?!”

So, here you have it: spiralized home fries, using waxy potatoes (like yellow or red potatoes). If you like a less seasoned home fry situation, then lessen the smoked paprika – but I love the flavor and aroma it gives the potatoes.

Bacon Potato Noodle Home Fries
Another way to switch this up and make it into a complete meal (and not just a side) is to mix in some scrambled eggs or even top with a fried egg. Add in a little bit of spinach or some chopped onions and peppers, and you have a scramble! Take advantage of your mornings or make these for brunch on the weekends.

These home fries are a flavorful and fun way to start your day – whether that’s at 4:30am like Disney’s Bob Iger or 11:30am like a teenager.

When do you start your day? What are your tricks for getting out of bed and up early?

Nutritional Information & Recipe

Inspiralized
Bacon Potato Noodle Home “Fries”

Yields 3-4

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large waxy potatoes, peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • coarse sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of minced parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Flick water into the skillet and if it sizzles, it’s ready. Coat skillet with cooking spray and add in the bacon slices and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until crispy. Set bacon aside on a paper towel lined plate and return skillet over medium heat, keeping all bacon fat.
  2. While the bacon cooks, add the potato noodles to a large mixing bowl and pour over olive oil and toss until noodles are coated. Then, add in the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the potato noodles to the skillet with bacon fat, toss, and cover, cooking for 7-10 minutes or until potato noodles are cooked through. Uncover occasionally to toss and recover to continue cooking.
  4. When done, uncover, crumble in bacon, toss and divide onto plates and garnish with parsley.
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Comments

  1. Hi Ali,
    Great Idea for home fries.
    I live by the Chesapeake Bay and our staple spice is Old Bay. Swap out the smoked Paprika for Old Bay and you are in for a treat. Go light on the Old Bay as its salty and has lots of flavor.
    Bob

    • I tried this recipe this morning with the Old Bay. I used a very large baking potato, 1 1/2 tsp of old bay and the rest was per the original recipe. Very tasty if i say so myself. I’d like the potato a little crispier tho. Any suggestions??
      Bob

  2. This sounds delicious and I love Bob’s suggestion about the Old Bay. My hubby is from MD and uses Old Bay on tons of stuff.

  3. OM – stinking-G….. I MUST MUST MUST make these!!!! I got engaged at the Biltmore Estate. It is a beautiful place and Asheville is just gorgeous! Thanks for the new recipe to try!!!

  4. OOH, i am most definitely trying this with sweet potatoes since I don’t eat white potatoes.This sounds amazing!!!

  5. Since uou will be awake earlier and cooking breakfast, I would love to see what you come up with for breakfast meals :) keep up the work Ali thank you
    gotta check out that “old bay”spice.

  6. I just made it with rutabaga instead of white potatoes (husband is nightshade-sensitive), and added two eggs for a scramble. I was out of paprika so I subbed McCormick pork seasoning mix for all the spices, but the next time I go to the store I MUST get some Old Bay. That sound delicious too!

  7. The other thing Asheville is famous for is its craft beer – Asheville is a great place to get into drinking good beer.

  8. I can only imagine how tasty this recipe would be BUT are you not at all concerned about consuming all the bacon fat???
    ~ from tryin’ to eat as healthy as I can!

  9. richard bennett :

    Having just made your bacon and scallion potato salad I found this recipe interesting. In making the potato salad I found using your instructions that some of the potatoes actually browned which turned out OK. In looking at this recipe the cooking instructions are only slightly different. So my suggestion is next time I cook the potato salad I will add water to the pan to keep the temp down and have more “potato salad” potatoes. Since the potato salad was so good, especially the fayonnaise I will be making this also

  10. YUM.. Printed and in the “to be made” stack!

  11. Mmmm home fries! My mouth is watering as we adore breakfast any time of the day. So dinner it is with home fries, tonight!

  12. My kids think these look delisious, which means that’s what I’m cooking for lunch! I get up at 6am to fit a work out in before the kids wake up…but somehow don’t manage to get to bed before 11pm! Guess I won’t be a CEO anytime soon :)

  13. Now these are some good looking noodles! Definitely perfect for a delicious and flavour filled weeknight meal.. thanks for sharing the recipe, I will be recreating it.

  14. I also printed the recipe and will be making it…but, I am curious about what you put into your green protein smoothies???

  15. I start my day at 6 and I can’t imagine having enough time to get things done in the morning if I didn’t! Love the idea of kicking off the morning with spiralized home fries. Super tasty.

  16. I made this for dinner for myself although I made it with caramelized onions instead of the onion powder. Very good, I will definitely make it as a side for breakfast.

  17. I have been doing this with sweet potatos since getting my spiralizer. Top them with a couple of eggs, over medium and ohhhhhhhh. You can change out the herbs and spices to suit your mood. And you can mix up the root vegetables…..add a little parsnip for a bit of flavor or winter squash for a blend. It’s quick, easy, and oh so fun to eat!

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