Rating: 4.54 stars
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Home fries with lots of flavor - a big hit every time!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes and spread out in an even layer. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Season with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper; stir to coat potatoes evenly.

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  • Cover and cook for another 15 minutes, turning potatoes occasionally. Remove cover, and mix in chives. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 20g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 120.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (176)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
1st off... YOU MUST USE A GOOD NON STICK PAN FOR THIS! I made the mistake like others and used a reg pan the first time I tried this and I burnt half of it and the other half was mushy... I did make some changes... My 4 potatos were HUGE so it was more like a double batch. I left the skins on and cut the potatoes in half and than cut thicker slices rather than cutting into chunks. I doubled everything and used 6 tbs butter and 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil, just to be healthier. I used 5 large cloves and instead of the chives at the end I diced half a sweet onion and cooked that along w/ the garlic. Doubled the salt and pepper. The first time I made this I used the paprika but this time I was all out and it was still good. I started the cooking directions exactly as written but once done I continued to cook it to get it alittle crisper... I cooked it on med heat and every 5 to 10 mins I would turn/flip the potatoes. It took about 45 mins total and the potatoes were a nice gold brown w/ lots of crispy bits in it. And don't worry about breaking the potatos.. those broken pieces are the pieces that get nice and crispy... That's the best part! This was a HUGE hit and I've made this 3 times in the past 2 weeks! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2008
Maybe I did something wrong. These were not at all crispy the bottom of the pan burned. I followed directions exactly and I'm usually a good cook. I sliced the potatoes as the recipe said but see in the picture they are more chunks than slices maybe that was my problem. Is there a secret I'm missing. Used a stainless pan not nonstick maybe that was the problem??? They weren't terrible we ate them but nothing great. Would love to try them again as other reviewers described crispy outside etc. Read More
(67)
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
1st off... YOU MUST USE A GOOD NON STICK PAN FOR THIS! I made the mistake like others and used a reg pan the first time I tried this and I burnt half of it and the other half was mushy... I did make some changes... My 4 potatos were HUGE so it was more like a double batch. I left the skins on and cut the potatoes in half and than cut thicker slices rather than cutting into chunks. I doubled everything and used 6 tbs butter and 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil, just to be healthier. I used 5 large cloves and instead of the chives at the end I diced half a sweet onion and cooked that along w/ the garlic. Doubled the salt and pepper. The first time I made this I used the paprika but this time I was all out and it was still good. I started the cooking directions exactly as written but once done I continued to cook it to get it alittle crisper... I cooked it on med heat and every 5 to 10 mins I would turn/flip the potatoes. It took about 45 mins total and the potatoes were a nice gold brown w/ lots of crispy bits in it. And don't worry about breaking the potatos.. those broken pieces are the pieces that get nice and crispy... That's the best part! This was a HUGE hit and I've made this 3 times in the past 2 weeks! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(111)
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
Great home fries! I partially cooked my potatoes first and used seasoned salt vs. regular salt. I added come chopped onion and the addition of fresh chives was great. I did use a non-stick pan - not sure if that makes a difference. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2008
Maybe I did something wrong. These were not at all crispy the bottom of the pan burned. I followed directions exactly and I'm usually a good cook. I sliced the potatoes as the recipe said but see in the picture they are more chunks than slices maybe that was my problem. Is there a secret I'm missing. Used a stainless pan not nonstick maybe that was the problem??? They weren't terrible we ate them but nothing great. Would love to try them again as other reviewers described crispy outside etc. Read More
(67)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
I made these tonight to go alongside some kabobs and they were really really good! I followed the recipe exactly with a few minor exceptions. I cut the recipe in half because there were only three of us eating; I used 3 cloves of garlic; I used half butter and half EVOO and I used seasoning salt instead of regular. The end result was really delicious and I will definitely make these again! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
These were delicious...I added extra garlic and I chopped up a vidalia onion as well that I cooked up with the potatoes they added a little sweetness. The chives added at the end were yummy!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
Fantastic! I swapped out the butter for some EVOO and baked them instead. I also added 3 extra cloves of garlic and 2 tbs. of Essance of Emeril. My kids gobbled them up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2009
These were delicious. I added extra garlic, sliced onions, and powdered chicken boullion for more flavor and they came out really good. This method yields flavorful, browned potatoes - the best recipe I have found for home fries! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2007
Very good and not at all difficult. I will make them with more garlic next time as the garlic flavour was pretty tiny. If I could rate them 4 1/2 I would. Thanks for a great recipe Steve. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2008
These were very good made them exactly as the recipe said. I will make these often. Read More
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