If you’ve ever had diner home fries, you’ll recognize the crispy exterior and soft interior that makes them so addictive. This recipe for Easy Homefries is a quick and easy way to make them at home. They’re also gluten-free, vegan, and easy to make. And they can be served as a main course or a side dish, either way. The best part is that they’re ready in under 30 minutes!
I am all about the leftovers and especially cross utilizing left overs. When food goes into the trash, so does a little piece of my heart. I hate wasting money! I had leftover gravy in my fridge from my chicken fried steak dinner I had a few nights ago and decided to use the rest of it with breakfast the next morning. I am lucky enough to have a Whole Foods a mile away from me (lucky for me, unlucky for my wallet) so after I woke up and grabbed some coffee I ran up there for some breakfast sausage which I formed into patties.
After I got home with a breakfast sausage and gravy plan in my head, I knew I needed a side to go with. I wanted biscuits but homemade biscuits and I have a love/hate relationship. I love to eat them. I hate myself after I eat a whole batch. So I decided to make a healthier side.
Natalie’s Easy Homefries
- 2 medium sized Russet Potatoes peeled and medium diced
- 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1/2 cup Onion diced
- Splash of Tabasco Sauce optional
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large skillet on medium heat add 1 TBS Vegetable Oil. Once hot add the garlic, pepper and onion. Saute until aromatic and softened, around 4 minutes.
- Add the diced potatoes and stir frequently to avoid sticking, with a wooden spoon. Turn to high heat. Once potatoes have a touch of color on the edges add 1 TBS water. Let boil and sizzle for 7-8 minutes stirring frequently until liquid has evaporated.
- Stir with a wooden spoon and toss until each side is crispy. Splash a bit of Tabasco in the pan for some heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve while steaming hot.
Tips and Tricks
To prepare Homefries, you should start by peeling and chopping the potatoes. For best results, use russet, red, or new potatoes. After peeling, cut them into 1/2-inch cubes, and place them in a large pot of cold water. Add a teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Wait for two minutes and then drain and allow to cool. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy bottom pan or cast iron skillet. While the onions are cooking, diced onions can be added to the pan.
After preparing the potato mixture, prepare the pan for cooking. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet, and then add the potatoes. Once the onions have turned translucent, sprinkle the seasoning over the top. Once they have browned, they can be stored in the fridge for up to two days. If you have leftover vegetables, just throw them in the pot as well. Afterward, serve your homefries with your favorite breakfast. You’ll have a great home fries recipe in just 30 minutes!
The potatoes should be cooked in an airtight container and placed in the fridge for two days. After that, you can heat up the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Your homefries will have the perfect crispiness and deliciousness, thanks to the seasonings and spices. When you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, try making a batch of Easy Homefries. Your family will love the taste and convenience.
To make Easy Homefries, you’ll need some basic ingredients. First, potatoes should be boiled. Choose red, white, or russet potatoes. The potatoes should be cut into half-inch cubes, and then placed in a large pot. After adding potatoes to the pot, salt the water until it reaches a boil, allow the potatoes to sit for 2 minutes before removing the skins. After that, you can add dry seasonings. Remember to avoid overheating the potatoes, especially paprika.
To make Homefries, use potatoes that are firmer and reheat well. If you don’t want to use Russet potatoes, choose Russet potatoes. They’ll be firmer and withstand reheating better than standard white potatoes. For the most flavorful homefries, choose a medium-sized pan and spread out the potatoes in a single layer. Ideally, the potatoes should be tender and golden brown. You can add chopped bacon and peppers if you want to.
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or lunch, an Easy Homefries recipe is the ideal choice. They’re easy to make, and will satisfy any craving. Whether you want to have a sandwich for breakfast or a delicious lunch, home fries will always satisfy your appetite. And you’ll be surprised by how many different ways you can use them. Just think about it. There’s something for everyone.
The easiest and most popular way to make home fries is to boil the potatoes in their skins. They can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and can be reheated easily in a microwave-safe dish. It’s essential to use a good quality potato if you want the fries to be soft and fluffy. Then, use a little olive oil and add diced onion to cook it.