Saturday, January 12, 2013
Home Fries, or sometimes they're called hash browns, are ridiculously easy to make and are so homey and delicious. They are good for breakfast or dinner, with pancakes or pork chops. They're really just potatoes that are pre-cooked, then seasoned and browned. Easy-peasy, and sure to please everyone!
3 large baking potatoes (Russets are the best!)
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs vegetable oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Wash potatoes and stab a few times with the tines of a fork. Place in a microwave oven and cook on high for 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes feel tender when you squeeze them (use a hotpad!). Alternatively, you could use leftover baked potatoes. Remove potatoes from microwave and carefully slice the skins off using a paring knife. Discard skins, then cut potatoes into 1/2" cubes.
Combine butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Stir potatoes carefully with spatula to coat all sides in butter/oil mixture. Let brown, stirring every 3-4 minutes, until potatoes are slightly crisp and browned on all sides, about 15 minutes total. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 side-dish servings.