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classic home fries

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Chrystal Wise
Ellington, MO

Pinched from America's Test Kitchen..had to share because it such a great recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 6 to8
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For classic home fries

  • 31/2 lb
    russet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegitable oil
  • 2 lg
    onions, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced fresh chives

How To Make classic home fries

  • 1
    Instructions 1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees.
  • 2
    2. Bring 10 cups water to boil in Dutch oven over high heat. Add potatoes and baking soda. Return to boil and cook for 1 minute. Drain potatoes. Return potatoes to Dutch oven and place over low heat. Cook, shaking pot occasionally, until any surface moisture has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter, 1½ teaspoons salt, and cayenne; mix with rubber spatula until potatoes are coated with thick, starchy paste, about 30 seconds
  • 3
    3. Remove baking sheet from oven and drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet and spread into even layer. Roast for 15 minutes. While potatoes roast, combine onions, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and ½ teaspoon salt in bowl.
  • 4
    4. Remove baking sheet from oven. Using thin, sharp metal spatula, scrape and turn potatoes. Clear about 8 by 5-inch space in center of baking sheet and add onion mixture. Roast for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    5. Scrape and turn again, mixing onions into potatoes. Continue to roast until potatoes are well browned and onions are softened and beginning to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in chives and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.