Friday, February 20, 2009

The Ultimate Home Fries

While we always have a bowl of cereal every morning, there is nothing like a hearty savory breakfast once in a while. My favorite is sausages, eggs, and home fries!

I made home fries from scratch the other day. They turned out perfect! Crispy potatoes seasoned with onions and peppers, doused in ketchup. Yum-o!

Simple and easy. I will never buy the frozen variety again.

This side recipe is incredibly versatile because you can pair it with an omelette in the morning, a sandwich at lunch, or a roast chicken at dinner. It's definitely not just for breakfast.

The Ulimate Home Fries:

- 3 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Hot pepper sauce or ketchup, for serving

1. Put the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a wet paper towel. Microwave for roughly 5-6 minutes, or until just tender. Coarsely chop the potatoes.
2. In a large heavy skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the vegetable oil. Add garlic, onion, and red bell peppers and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until wilted, about 4 minutes.
3. Mix in the potatoes and press into an even layer in the skillet.
4. Cook over moderate heat until browned and crusty on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Turn the potatoes and cook until well browned, about 5 more minutes.

3 comments:

  1. I've never made home fries at home - but they are one of my favs to get when we are eating breakfast out. I always have these ingredients on hand, so these are for sure getting busted out next weekend!

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  2. These definitely beat the usual microwaved ones I make, stuffed with butter and ketchup. Just toss in some scrambled eggs with these and you have a kickass breakfast. More please.

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  3. I should mention that these home fries tasted EVEN BETTER the next day.

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