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Dad's Kentucky Home Fries


"Yummy fried potatoes with the flavor of Kentucky. Easy to make while camping or at home. Leftovers store great in the fridge for a microwave breakfast on the go. For an East Coast twist, add diced green pepper."
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25 m servings 352 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and onion, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go a...

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I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go a...

Delicious! These "Kentucky style" home fries were very easy to prepare and very good. I cut the recipe in half and partially microwaved my potaotes to cut down on cooking time. The bacon drippin...

These are wonderful. I have been making them just this way for years. Sometimes I like to add just a touch of garlic. I also like to cover mine between stirring to help soften up the potatoes.

I cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes first, then add the onions and peppers and cook for another 10 minutes... it keeps the onions from burning.

WOnderful! This is just how I grew up eating my fried potatoes. It doesn't matter whether you slice them, chunk them, quarter them, or shred them, they are awesome. These must be done in a cast ...

This has been my favorite Texas food since childhood. I love to eat the hot potatoes/onions with cold ketchup. There have to be some extra-crispy areas on the taters. Maybe we should just say ...

Don't know why they are called Kentucky Home Fries, you can get this in any diner in Pennsylvania! But, they are very good, I usually add some garlic powder as well, and at times I use them to ...

Very good potatoes. Not something we can get away with eating every day, but a special treat once in a while. I partially pre-cook the potatoes in the microwave (or use leftovers) so they cook u...

Fixin this way is much better than any other. WIth a big crowd for breakfast, I cube 'em & par boil for about 5 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. My big electric roaster works for a frying pan. Yu...