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Home Fries

Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on time 42 mins
Total time 1 hr, 12 mins
Yield

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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.