Back in my day, we just didn’t lock doors. You would hear slammin’ screen doors all day long and folks would just walk right on in without knocking. I remember many of our neighbors that would come in shortly after supper and bring Mama and Daddy a new dish to try. This is one of those dishes and the potatoes are delicious. How can you go wrong with bacon and cheese, it just makes these potatoes.
I think my husband could eat potatoes every day of the week, but I get tired of mashed and fried potatoes, so being able to offer up this as a “change of pace” side dish makes me happy and hungry as you smell them cooking in the oven.
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8 slices bacon, chopped up
3 C. frozen southern style hash browns
1 1/2 T. fresh chives, chopped (a green onion top would work also)
1 C. french fried onions
2 C. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. dry mustard
good pinch of salt
1/4 C. mayo
Fry the bacon up in a skillet till crisp, remove the bacon and drain off all but 1 T. of the grease. Add the frozen potatoes to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes to give them a little color. Place the potatoes in a bowl and stir in the bacon and remaining ingredients. Spoon the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.