Recipe by Pamala
"These are your basic fried potatoes - with a few extras! Total time depends on your own speed to peel and slice potatoes and such, and how crispy you like them. My mom always calls them 'Garbage Potatoes' because you just throw in a bunch of junk. If you don't like peppers, don't use them - throw in something else that you like."
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baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (4 ounce) can
sliced mushrooms, drained
red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Cute name for home fries - the whole time I was making them I expected "Oscar the Grouch" to pop out of my garbage can and ask when they were going to be done. (HA) I used a little butter and garlic along with the oil (cut the oil down a bit) and instead of thing slicing the potatoes I cubed mine. These are great with eggs, bacon, and toast -YUM!
I DIDNT REALLY CARE FOR THESE...THEY NEVER REALLY BROWNED UP. I PROBABLY WILL NOT MAKE THESE AGAIN.
We thought this was very good except it needed more than just a pinch of salt for our taste so I sprinkled with a bit of garlic salt. For the reviewer that stated the potatoes never really browned up, you have to allow this dish to cook on about medium to medium high and don't turn real often, just let them sizzle and brown up before turning.
Just made these with potatoes with no added veggies (well, onion slices of course). And talk about garbage - I didn't peel the potatoes (I did scrub the first)! Guess what - they are better than ever. Take the other reviewers advice - don't bother with them too much and they brown up nicely.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I had to add some additional spices/items of my own to add some more flavor. I kicked it up with some garlic salt & cayenne pepper. After potatoes were done, I sprinkled some parmesan cheese along with some shredded cheddar. VERY GOOD!!
These are great! We love serving fried onions with kielbasa or bratwurst. This is also great just with potatoes, salt, pepper and onions, and we usually fry in butter. You can even pop these in a foil pouch and cook on the grill! Thanks for a great recipe!
These are great fried potatoes. For a quick breakfast, I will cut up sausage and fry it up in it. Then when it is all done, break a couple eggs in it, fry till all the egg is cooked, and you have a great breakfast.
Family has been making these for years. I did not know this was the name of it! Good served with breakfast, not just for supper!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garbage Fried Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 67
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