Home Fries

Home Fries

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 4 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes - boiled until tender
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic
  • canola oil as directed
  • paprika - to taste
  • salt and pepper - to taste
Allow the cooked potatoes to cool in the refrigerator a couple hours before making this recipe. It's also important to use a large well-seasoned iron skillet.

Depending on your preference, either slice the cooled potatoes into 1/8 inch wedges or dice the potatoes into 1/4 inch chunks. Some people like to leave the skin on. Personally, I like to remove the skin before slicing.

Mince the garlic. Dice the onion and the pepper.

In your skillet over medium high heat, add enough canola oil to coat the pan 1/4 inch deep.

Carefully, add potatoes, garlic, onions and peppers to the hot oil. Season to suit your taste.

Check the home fries after 3 minutes. Once the bottom is golden brown, turn the home fries over to cook other side.

Serve warm as part of a hearty breakfast.

Recipe Note:
In a hurry? Chop the raw potatoes. Coat with olive oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Freeze for 15 minutes. But be careful... frozen water on the potatoes means more splatter in the frying pan.

Every breakfast is better with some potatoes on this side. And every potato is better some peppers, onions and garlic.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank toygirl for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Home Fries?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 9 votes.

From Suzanne4
Rating (out of 5):  

I made as directed except I used only 2 cloves garlic (was plenty). It turned out great and I would make this again.

Comment submitted: 10/13/2013 (#16822)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom bluvscooking (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

That's the correct way to make them. - B

Comment submitted: 12/11/2010 (#11693)

From Shortybynature

You can also make this a pretty good breakfast scramble by adding some scrambled eggs and cooked breakfast sausage... I used a green pepper, vidalia onion, and vegetable oil instead as well and it turned out great.

Comment submitted: 7/28/2008 (#5989)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Coach (Team Breakfast Member)

i saute' diced green bell n' sweet vidalia in butter...on low heat... to speed the process... i have already partially boiled the potato chunks (square taters cook better)... then add them with more butter...then cover for 10 minutes... on medium heat will check once to stir..so nothing burns... set on paper towels... n' cover with P towel... do not pat dry.

Comment submitted: 7/21/2008 (#5938)

From bacon boy
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe is totally BANANAS!!! Simple and delicious, just the way it should be. I like a little heat, so I added a skosh of cayanne.

Comment submitted: 10/17/2007 (#3779)

From W. A. Wuss

First off, canola oil is unfit for human consumption. Second - no skins? What a wuss.

Comment submitted: 9/4/2007 (#3502)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom sheena (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

It's better than ordering out.

Comment submitted: 8/29/2007 (#3470)

From CrazyTastebuds
Rating (out of 5):  

It was awesome. I love it... so good it make my tastebuds go carzy!

Comment submitted: 12/30/2006 (#1075)

From jack
Rating (out of 5):  

These are not "home fries". These are lyonaise potatoes. Home fries have just salt and pepper.

Comment submitted: 12/29/2006 (#1069)

From I Likes
Rating (out of 5):  

It's a lot cheaper to make it at home than hiting a diner every morning plus you make them up to your taste ;)

Comment submitted: 11/29/2006 (#841)

From Good Stuff
Rating (out of 5):  

I liked the way it tuned out.

Comment submitted: 10/31/2006 (#615)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom jothacker (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I amended this recipe slightly (omitted the garlic & used a green pepper) and it was delicious. I used the quick tip too which was useful.

Jo T

Comment submitted: 10/24/2006 (#558)

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