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Quick and Easy Home Fries Recipe
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Quick and Easy Home Fries
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  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick and Easy Home Fries

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"A quick way to make crispy home fries. Great for breakfast or as a side dish. Potatoes may be shredded and cooked in the same manner for crispy hash browns."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Rinse potato cubes with cold water, and drain well. Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Place potatoes in the skillet, and stir to coat with butter. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the lid, and cook for another 10 minutes, turning frequently until brown and crisp on all sides..
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2007

If you like your potatoes crisp you must add your favorite oil to this recipe either with or without butter and don't cover. The potatoes will brown their best if you don't 'play with them', just let them cook/brown turning occasionally, also for a little added flavor add a little garlic salt and onion powder.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2009

Next time I'll just use the frozen potatoes you get in a bag.

Mar 20, 2006

I made these in my cast iron skillet, used 2 T of butter, which was plenty, and added onion during the second 10 minutes. The timing was perfect and they turned out amazing! Thank you!

Oct 22, 2006

Always delicious! I make sure to wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel before I throw them in the skillet, so they're really crispy. And I do use olive oil most of the time instead of butter.

Feb 23, 2008

Good Base recipe. I used canola oil and butter and dried off potatoes with paper towel after cutting them and they were nice and crispy when cooked. The key is not to keep stirring the potatoes if you want them crisp on the outside. I put some diced bell pepper and chopped onions. Also garlic powder and onion salt to taste. Thanks for giving me the idea for a nice compliment with our Saturday morning omelettes and fruit.

May 18, 2006

I had never made home fries before and was very nervous that they would either come out undercooked or mushy. These were excellent. Crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. I also added some diced vidalia onion with the potatoes. Thanks for the great recipe!!

Apr 28, 2008

If you slice the potatoes instead of cubing them the cooking time is about right. I did 15 mins cover on and 10 off. I like this version of home fried potatoes...if you want the crispy version fry them in oil.

Aug 21, 2005

We make these a lot ~ for breakfast, dinner, and late-night snacking. I add chopped onion and sometimes cut up pieces of bacon (yum). You can really play with the spices here ~ whatever appeals to you.


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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