This was a favorite standby in our house, and was known as Poor Man's Feast. It's VERY filling!
Drain after 20 minutes
Put in enough Crisco to cover bottom of pan when melted.
Fry potatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, turning periodically until potatoes are almost completely cooked.
Here's what they look like as they begin frying:
Slice smoked sausage - add to potatoes when potatoes are ALMOST done. (see Pic)
Continue cooking until both sausage and potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
Add any cheese you have right before serving. (optional)
Here's my finished dish using smoked sausage:
No smoked sausage? Hot dogs or Spam will work.
No meat at all? Then I'll just add a lot of onions and more cheese.
No Cheese? We'll just have fried potatoes and meat.