Yummy fried potatoes with the flavor of Kentucky. Easy to make while camping or at home. Leftovers store great in the fridge for a microwave breakfast on the go. For an East Coast twist, add diced green pepper.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and onion, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

289.6 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 65.7g 21% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 22.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go along chili dogs. My husband said this is exactly how HIS dad made home fries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2011
Good but not great. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go along chili dogs. My husband said this is exactly how HIS dad made home fries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2011
Delicious! These "Kentucky style" home fries were very easy to prepare and very good. I cut the recipe in half and partially microwaved my potaotes to cut down on cooking time. The bacon drippings while I admit aren't the most "healthy" really gave the home fries a nice flavor. All I added a little garlic a bit of salt and peper with a dash of paprika and they were perfect with eggs bacon and toast. What more could you want for breakfast? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
These are wonderful. I have been making them just this way for years. Sometimes I like to add just a touch of garlic. I also like to cover mine between stirring to help soften up the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2007
I cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes first then add the onions and peppers and cook for another 10 minutes... it keeps the onions from burning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
WOnderful! This is just how I grew up eating my fried potatoes. It doesn't matter whether you slice them chunk them quarter them or shred them they are awesome. These must be done in a cast iron skillet it just isn't the same in any other pan. I add lots of black pepper to mine as well. This is my favorite but really unhealthy way to eat potatoes. Wrap these in a flour tortilla with scrambled egg and serve with hot sauce yummy! Great for breakfast or dinner as a side dish. Good Southern cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
This has been my favorite Texas food since childhood. I love to eat the hot potatoes/onions with cold ketchup. There have to be some extra-crispy areas on the taters. Maybe we should just say it's great home cooking with working class roots? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2006
Don't know why they are called Kentucky Home Fries you can get this in any diner in Pennsylvania! But they are very good I usually add some garlic powder as well and at times I use them to make what I call a "Garbage Plate". Scrambled eggs home fries cheese and bacon all mixed together--now that's good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
Very good potatoes. Not something we can get away with eating every day but a special treat once in a while. I partially pre-cook the potatoes in the microwave (or use leftovers) so they cook up quicker and splatter less in the pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2008
Fixin this way is much better than any other. WIth a big crowd for breakfast I cube 'em & par boil for about 5 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. My big electric roaster works for a frying pan. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2011
Good but not great. Read More
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