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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Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom is the Brand Engagement Manager at Xtrema Cookware, and she oversees the creative direction of the company! Holly is passionate about minimizing toxic exposure and living a healthy and vibrant life form the inside out. Holly enjoys cooking, educating, and creating healthy meals for her friends and family. She desires to help every home and kitchen relearn how to slow down, be present, and cook with intention and simplicity. You can follow Holly on @livefreeandveg.

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