Bacon Blue Cheese and Potato Hash

Potatoes, bacon, bell pepper, scallions, and crumbled blue cheese. 


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 
1 teaspoon paprika 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 bunch scallions, whites cut into 1/2-inch chunks, greens thinly sliced 
1/2 cup coarsely crumbled blue cheese


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the potato chunks and simmer until about halfway cooked, 4 to 5 minutes. (A knife shouldn't pierce the chunks easily; there should still be a little resistance in the center.) Drain and pat the potatoes very dry.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes, then remove to paper towels to drain.

Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the par-cooked potatoes to the skillet. Cook, tossing occasionally until they begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the bell pepper, paprika and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally until the pepper just begins to wilt, about 3 minutes, adjusting the heat if the potatoes or peppers begin to burn. Add the scallion whites and cook until the potatoes are crisp and tender and everything is well browned, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Sprinkle with the cooked bacon, scallion greens and blue cheese. Toss and serve immediately.


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