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thelma's homefries "plus"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I hadn't thought of these in years until recently when I overheard some ladies at a pitch-in mention them. Oh, what yummy memories! My mother was the Potato Queen. I am attempting to make them as she did. The added eggs were her little secret. 07-20-2017

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For thelma's homefries "plus"

  • 3 lb
    potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion, chopped or sliced
  • 1/3 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lg

How To Make thelma's homefries "plus"

  • 1
    Bring large pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cover and cook until almost done, about 10-12 minutes.
  • 2
    Take potatoes off the heat and immerse them in cold water until cool enough to handle.
  • Cooked potatoes draining on paper towels
    Slice potatoes and lay them on paper towels to drain thoroughly.
  • Chopped onions cooking in olive oil
    Place oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add onions. When onions begin to appear translucent, add the potato slices.
  • Break two eggs into potato/onion mixture
    Cook over high heat, turning frequently to prevent burning. When they reach desired brownness, break two eggs into the mixture.
  • Thelma's Home Fries
    Stir eggs into potatoes and onions, reducing heat, until eggs are cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Thelma's Home Fries
    My mother often served these with sauerkraut on the side. Yummy goodness!

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