Baked and Fried Potatoes

    35 minutes

    The secret to having crispy fried potatoes is to use pre-cooked potatoes. You can also make this with leftover baked potatoes from the night before.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 large baking potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Scrub the potatoes well and pierce with a fork. Cook on full power in microwave oven for 5 minutes; turn the potatoes over and cook 5 more minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool. Thinly slice the cooled potatoes.
    2. Cook and stir the butter and onion in a large frypan over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Gently place the potatoes into the frypan and fry, carefully flipping the potatoes a few times until slices are browned around the edges. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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    This is almost identical to my mothers recipe, the only real difference is that she adds a little onion powder. Mom boils the potatoes "with their jackets on" the day before and then uses a large dice instead of slices... Super delicious!! Thanks for the recipe  -  28 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I cooked these home fries in my cast iron skillet. I actually added two tablespoons of bacon grease to the skillet with the butter when I sauteed the onion as well as a good amount of fresh minced garlic. I sprinkled the potatoes with Johnny's Seasoning Salt instead of plain salt. The boys flipped over these home fries. I served them with "Egg Flipped Over" and homemade vanilla-glazed chocolate doughnuts. The great thing about home fries is a) they're really hard to mess up, b) they almost always make for a heartier breakfast, which is key when you're feeding a husband and two growing boys and c) you can totally make them personal to your family.  -  03 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow -- just saw this same "type" of recipe featured on PBS 'Breakfast Special" and they showed a restaurant in Westerville Ohio I believe it was called Best Sandwiches (?) and the owner said the secret to the home fries is to put bacon drippings on them...made the difference!! thanks for sharing!  -  26 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)