These are your basic fried potatoes - with a few extras! Total time depends on your own speed to peel and slice potatoes and such, and how crispy you like them. My mom always calls them 'Garbage Potatoes' because you just throw in a bunch of junk. If you don't like peppers, don't use them - throw in something else that you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you think they are about halfway done. Mix in the onion, mushrooms, red pepper, and green pepper. Continue to cook and stir until potatoes are golden brown and somewhat crisp, about 15 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 71.7g; fat 7.4g; sodium 146mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Cute name for home fries - the whole time I was making them I expected "Oscar the Grouch" to pop out of my garbage can and ask when they were going to be done. (HA) I used a little butter and garlic along with the oil (cut the oil down a bit) and instead of thing slicing the potatoes I cubed mine. These are great with eggs, bacon, and toast -YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2005
I DIDNT REALLY CARE FOR THESE...THEY NEVER REALLY BROWNED UP. I PROBABLY WILL NOT MAKE THESE AGAIN. Read More
(2)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Cute name for home fries - the whole time I was making them I expected "Oscar the Grouch" to pop out of my garbage can and ask when they were going to be done. (HA) I used a little butter and garlic along with the oil (cut the oil down a bit) and instead of thing slicing the potatoes I cubed mine. These are great with eggs, bacon, and toast -YUM! Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
We thought this was very good except it needed more than just a pinch of salt for our taste so I sprinkled with a bit of garlic salt. For the reviewer that stated the potatoes never really browned up, you have to allow this dish to cook on about medium to medium high and don't turn real often, just let them sizzle and brown up before turning. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
Just made these with potatoes with no added veggies (well onion slices of course). And talk about garbage - I didn't peel the potatoes (I did scrub the first)! Guess what - they are better than ever. Take the other reviewers advice - don't bother with them too much and they brown up nicely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2008
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I had to add some additional spices/items of my own to add some more flavor. I kicked it up with some garlic salt & cayenne pepper. After potatoes were done I sprinkled some parmesan cheese along with some shredded cheddar. VERY GOOD!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
These are great fried potatoes. For a quick breakfast, I will cut up sausage and fry it up in it. Then when it is all done, break a couple eggs in it, fry till all the egg is cooked, and you have a great breakfast. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
These are great! We love serving fried onions with kielbasa or bratwurst. This is also great just with potatoes salt pepper and onions and we usually fry in butter. You can even pop these in a foil pouch and cook on the grill! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
I've been making fried potatoes since I was tall enough to reach the stove. My family used to use bacon grease and not oil but I now use butter. One-half stick of butter sliced potatoes onions salt & pepper. I like the additions of the bell pepper but never have tried it with the mushrooms but will the next time. Thanks! Now the secret to getting them to brown good and crispy is an iron skillet! None of that non-stick frying pan for this old lady. LOL Keep a lid on it at first until the potatoes get cooked through then remove the lid and turn the potatoes to brown throughout for a nice mixture of browning. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
Family has been making these for years. I did not know this was the name of it! Good served with breakfast not just for supper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2008
Great easy recipe. I didn't add the mushrooms in but I did add a little garlic salt and it tasted perfect. I had no problems with the potatoes browning. Just make sure you get the oil hot enough before you throw them in. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2005
I DIDNT REALLY CARE FOR THESE...THEY NEVER REALLY BROWNED UP. I PROBABLY WILL NOT MAKE THESE AGAIN. Read More
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