My Babcia (Polish Grandma) made these every new year. They are inexpensive, easy to make and very tasty. They are certainly not a "healthy" dish, but for special occasions or a nice reminder of childhood, they are worth every calorie and gram of fat. Don't skimp on the salt. Potatoes need a lot of seasoning to taste good. Also, the bacon and bacon fat really make this dish. Like I said, this is a special occasion treat.