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Quick & Crispy Home Fries

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"In order to get a crispy crust like the fries at your local diner you need to precook and cool them. When you pan fry a cold starch, it gets a beautifully crispy surface."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 612 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Arrange potato pieces evenly on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high until just tender, about 4 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Cut potatoes into bite-size chunks.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When butter melts and starts to turn brown, swirl the pan and add the potatoes. Shake pan to arrange in an even layer. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. As potatoes brown, toss them and keep turning them every few minutes until they are crusty and crispy-edged and a rich reddish-brown color, 10 to 12 minutes. If potatoes seem to be cooking too quickly, reduce heat to medium. Serve topped with chopped chives.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 612 calories; 19.8 g fat; 101.1 g carbohydrates; 12.1 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 147 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Good. However, I do a short cut by baking extra "baked" potatoes and chill them overnight in the fridge. Next morning, cut into desired sized pieces, season and fry. I don't bother with peeling ...

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It was not bad, and I say this because when I usually make home fries I'm stirring in fresh chopped onions, green peppers, mushrooms and bacon bits or diced ham with it. Perhaps I'm making an u...

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Good. However, I do a short cut by baking extra "baked" potatoes and chill them overnight in the fridge. Next morning, cut into desired sized pieces, season and fry. I don't bother with peeling ...

I have been making these potatoes for years BUT the hint that makes them the best is to cook them in bacon grease with real chopped onions

I made these the other night, but instead of microwaving (I don't care for the texture after microwaving taters), I steamed them in the pressure cooker for 4 minutes at high pressure with a quic...

I followed the recipe as written. Crunchy outside, soft inside!

I'm not one to "cook" in the microwave. I made 2 batches, one precooked in the microwave, and the other precooked by boiling the peeled and quartered potatoes in lightly salted water for 10-12 ...

It was not bad, and I say this because when I usually make home fries I'm stirring in fresh chopped onions, green peppers, mushrooms and bacon bits or diced ham with it. Perhaps I'm making an u...

No changes. These potatoes are so good. I'll use this recipe a lot! So easy.

I followed the instructions except after cooking, I cut up the potatoes, put in a plastic bag and put in the frig overnight. They turned black along the edges! I cut that off each piece--very t...

This recipe turned out just great !! I've always wanted to know to cook them. This recipe will stick with me for life