There is a dish we refer to as "Grandma Tolman". No, we do not cook and eat our Grandma Tolman, rather it is a dish she frequently made, and therefore the dish was dubbed Grandma Tolman. It's a cross between fried potatoes and potato soup.
1/4 lb bacon, cut in pieces (I usually use a little more bacon than this...shhhh don't tell!)
1 or 2 onions, thinly sliced
2 or 3 lbs potatoes, thinly sliced
Salt & Pepper
In a heavy bottomed pot, cook bacon on medium to medium high heat, until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon (set aside) but leave grease in the pot. To the hot grease, add alternating layers of potatoes and onions, filling up the pot as much as you wish (easy to make a lot or a little of this dish!). Cook on medium high for several minutes before stirring...you want the potatoes and onions on the bottom to brown a bit. Stir it up and then let sit again to brown the new layer on the bottom. After you've browned a few "layers" of potatoes, add water to the pot to just barely, barely cover the potatoes. Cover pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes and onions are tender. Season with salt and pepper, and add bacon back to the pot.