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home fries

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Patti Brown
Algonac, MI

My mother used to make these, and now I do. She called them home fries. I don't know of any other name for them. I might use a few different seasonings, but the method is the same. My family loves them! These are good without onions if you don't like them.

(4 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For home fries

  • 5-6 md
    sized russet potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion (optional)
  • lawry's seasoning salt
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening

How To Make home fries

  • 1
    Boil potatoes whole for 25 minutes. Drain, fill pot with cool water and set aside until you can handle them easily
  • 2
    Melt margarine and vegetable shortening in a large skillet, turn burner off.
  • 3
    Peel potatoes, quarter and slice. Should look like little triangles. Add to pan.
  • 4
    Dice onions, add to potatoes in pan. Turn burner back on. Move around to combine and distribute evenly in pan
  • 5
    Add seasoning salt, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Brown on one side over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes, turn over, brown on other side. You may put potatoes in a covered casserole dish to keep warm.
  • 7

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