In the years that we have been married, I have tried to substitute low-sodium bacon and even turkey bacon with hopes of converting him to something a *little* bit healthier, but he knows his bacon and he loves the good full-of-fat stuff.
I figure all things in moderation, right? A little fatty bacon now and then never hurt anyone. 🙂
I made these potatoes as a side dish for our dinner, but my husband ate them for breakfast the next day and declared them the perfect breakfast food. So, use them as either!
Line slow cooker with foil, leaving enough foil to cover potatoes when finished (this will help the potatoes not to stick to the edges and to help them steam. It will also keep them from getting mushy.)
Layer half each of the bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese in the slow cooker. Season to taste and dot with 1 Tablespoon of butter.
Repeat layers of bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese. Dot with 1 Tablespoon of butter.
Overlap with remaining foil. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.