Home Fries

Home FriesRecipe
Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro

Home Fries are the ultimate in comfort-food side dishes. They brown beautifully and have a rich flavor that both your grownup and kid frineds will love.Briefly microwaving the potatoes gives them a head start on cooking.  Quick tip - adding butter not only helps them brown better, but also lends rich flavor. Waxy potatoes won't break down in the pan when cubed and sautéed.


Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Total time: 1 Hour, 12 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 42 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 4.8 g
Carbohydrate 35.4 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 201 mg
Calcium 29 mg


2 pounds Yukon gold or red potato, cubed
2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 cups chopped yellow onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH for 5 minutes. Uncover and cool slightly.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 20 minutes or until golden and tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove onion mixture from pan. Wipe the pan clean with paper towels.

3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and butter to pan, and swirl to coat. Add potato, and cook for 4 minutes, without stirring. Turn potatoes over. Cook 6 minutes or until browned, without stirring. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in onion mixture, salt, and black pepper; toss. Sprinkle with parsley.