Home Fries


My Dad always made the BEST homefries.  People would rave about them & everyone swears when they make them they aren’t as good as my Dad’s.  I’ve seen my Dad make them a million times and I’ve mastered them.  My sister says she still can’t figure them out to this day.  You want to know the magic trick?  Leaving them alone.  Let them cook on their own & quit flipping them.  The more you flip them the more they’re going to break into tiny pieces.


I put 1 tablespoon olive oil in the bottom of the pan (drizzled).  Then I layered potatoes, onions, potatoes, onions and more potatoes.


10 minutes in you can flip the home fries so the bottom ones move on top.  Wait another 5 minutes and then flip again.  They will be a pretty golden brown by now.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Add 1-2 tablespoons oil and turn on low/medium heat and flip around again.


I especially love the ones that get extra charred.  You have some soft, some crunchy, and the same goes for the onions.  I promise – you’re going to love these.


I’ll never forget the time that my husband and I went camping with our good friends and I made home fries the one morning over the fire in a cast iron pan.  I think I added too much oil & well, when you’re cooking on a fire you can’t control the temperature.  The home fries ended up more deep fried & they were SO crunchy that even our friend’s poor little bichon/poodle was having a hard time crunching on them.


Home Fries Recipe

Time: 33 minutes

3 large potatoes

6 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion



1. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil (zig zagged) into your pan.  Put your pan on medium/high heat and layer in your sliced potatoes, sliced onions, sliced potatoes, sliced onions, until you’ve got them all in the pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Let them cook on medium/high heat for 10 minutes.  Once 10 minutes has passed, flip the home fries so the ones on the bottom are now moved to the top.  They should be a pretty golden color by now.

3. Let them cook for another 5 minutes and flip again.  Add in 4 more tablespoons olive oil & sprinkle with salt & pepper.

4. After another 5 minutes, turn to low/medium heat. Let them cook for another 13 minutes.  I use this time to cook my bacon & eggs.

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