Home Fries


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.

Home Fries

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.

Happy Cooking!

7 thoughts on “Home Fries

  1. Home Fries are good made with baked Idaho potatoes too…I often bake 2 or 3, have one for our supper, then cube or slice the others for home fries at a later meal.

  2. Nancy, where I come from Home Fries are nothing like this. They are basically just peeded potatoes that are sliced thinly in circles and fried in bacon grease or vegetable oil in a skillet with a lid on it, with salt and pepper added. No other vegetable is ever added to it for it to be called Home Fries. Love your news letter. Keep up the good job.


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