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Friday, July 12, 2013

Skillet Home Fries

 The only time I have home fries are when we go out for breakfast and they're served as the mandatory side to my omelet or eggs or whatever dish I order. If given the choice, I'd likely choose the toast or an english muffin or the fruit cup over the home fries.
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When faced with some extra potatoes and breakfast for dinner on our weekly menu, I decided to try my hand at home fries...and I just may have changed my feelings about the popular side dish with this rendition of them. Although they didn't get quite as crispy as I might have preferred, I think that was the result of my own impatience to eat dinner and not a fault of the recipe.
I often think of home fries as a flavorless grease bomb, but thanks to the onion, red pepper, and paprika in these, they were anything but! Served alongside scrambled eggs and collard greens with bacon, I found myself mentally noting to pick up potatoes for our next breakfast for dinner meal!

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Skillet Home Fries
from Food Network

-3 tbsp vegetable oil
-1 large onion, finely sliced
-1 large red pepper, finely diced
-2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
-1 tbsp paprika
-salt & freshly ground pepper
-4 red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sautéing until soft. Add the red pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the paprika and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until almost cooked through. Remove cover and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.