Simple and Easy home fries for breakfast or as a side dish on its own. Satisfying comfort food. Learn how these are made in a restaurant. Decades old homemade potato recipe.
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Crispy Homemade Home Fries
Make home fries just like at the restaurant. Learn how easy this is to make and you will be making it all the time. While this is a wonderful dish for an everyday breakfast, it is a great addition to a Sunday brunch menu. It is not just for breakfast either.
Potato Recipe Great Paired with Steak and Chicken
American Fries or Home Fries
As I was going to write up this recipe, I searched for American Fries. My search kept redirecting to Home Fries. It might be just a Wisconsin thing then. Therefore, I changed our name of this recipe to Home Fries so folks would understand what this recipe is.
Potatoes are Popular in Wisconsin
We Love our Potatoes and hard working farmer friends. According to the University of Whitewater; Langlade County just to the North of my home is the third-highest grower of potatoes in the United States, second only to Idaho and Washington. In 2013, the state harvested 2.6 billion pounds. The best potatoes to use for this recipe are Russet or Yukon Gold.
Tips on Crispy Homemade Restaurant Home Fries
This potato recipe can be made with both raw potatoes or pre-cooked potatoes. The raw potatoes tend to brown up better. Pre-cooked potatoes can get mushy if turned too much too.
If using pre-cooked potatoes, it is best to have them cold when added to the pan. This will help them not stick, reduce mushiness, and help with browning.
The trick is in not overcrowding the skillet. If you do crowd the pan, the potatoes will start to release their own steam; hence no crisping. Also, make sure to use a large, wide skillet.
If you have a 10-inch cast iron skillet, this would be a wonderful recipe to make in that.
Lastly, hold off on salting the potatoes until the last few minutes. If the potatoes are salted near the beginning of the cooking process, this will cause moisture to be released.
Additions to the Potato Recipe
This can be made with just potatoes, salt, and pepper; however, there are additional ingredient options that you may also enjoy. When adding onions and peppers, wait until the potatoes are half cooked before adding. They will release added moisture and hinder the browning and crisping. Therefore, by adding the last half of cooking, this dish turns out perfectly.
- Ham diced
- Bacon diced
- Seasoned Salt
- Add some egg and you have a breakfast skillet meal
Leave the potato skins on for a country style potato
Easy Home Fries for Breakfast
- 4 Large Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes Thinly sliced. About 1/8 inch thick
- 1 Large onion Any kind, peeled and sliced
- 3 Tbl. olive oil
- to taste pepper Freshly Ground
- to taste salt
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add sliced potatoes.
- Cook on medium-high for approximately 10 minutes. Turn after approximately 3 minutes.. Continue cooking and turning every 3 minutes. You will see the potatoes starting to crisp and brown.
- Add the sliced onions. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes; turning every 3 minutes.
- The final minute or two of cooking add the salt and pepper to taste.
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