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Crispy Fingerling Potatoes With Caramelized Onions Mushrooms and Bacon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 4 TBS butter divided
  • 2 Large Red Onions sliced thin
  • 1 TBS olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Fingerling potatoes chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups quartered baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped crispy bacon or pancetta
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS snipped chives
  • 2 TBS Shredded Parmesan cheese or more to taste
  • Balsamic Reduction


  • In a saute pan, melt 2 TBS butter, add in your onions and cook 20 minutes over medium heat or until caramelized to your liking.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside when done.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large saute pan, place 1 TBS butter and 1 TBS olive or grapeseed oil over medium heat.
  • Add in your potatoes.
  • Saute until crispy, about 7-8 minutes, seasoning and stirring along the way.
  • Add in the mushrooms and garlic as well as another TBS butter and saute for another 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper again.
  • Add in the bacon pieces, a splash of Worcestershire and a squeeze of lemon juice, season and place in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are done to your liking.
  • Place the potato and mushroom mixture over-top the caramelized onions in a serving dish or pan, top with chives, cheese and balsamic and serve.


Colleen's Notes:  Seasoning is key with this dish, season the onions, season the potatoes and season the mushrooms and potatoes. If you like garlic, you could even add in some garlic salt for more of a kick.  If you like heat, add in some Cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.  
While caramelizing the onions you may need to add in a little more butter or oil...or even better bacon grease...mmm!  Just eyeball them and see if they need any more moisture.  To hurry along the caramelization process, you can add in a pinch of sugar if you like.