I always wondered about the term “home fries” so I looked it up on dictionary.com and according to it, the term came into use in the 50s and refers to home-fried potatoes. I already figured that and since I could find nothing else about the term, I guess that’s all there is to it.
This recipe is easy and delicious. I don’t make home fries for breakfast too often but I am more apt to make them for dinner. They seem to go with so many main dishes.
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, any color, seeded and chopped
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cubed potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes. Drain.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until soft; about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Pour remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into the skillet and turn heat to medium-high. Add potato cubes, salt, paprika and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are browned; about 10 minutes. Stir in the onions, green peppers and parsley and cook for another minute. Serve hot.
Makes 4-6 servings.