Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Hands-on Time
42 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 12 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

sparklyredshoes's Review

July 09, 2013
I loved these. They took me forever to make, longer than an hour and a half, but that was my fault. I didn't think the onions were overpowering, but i sauteed them for a bit longer than directed. I also added about 1/8 tsp of cayenne to add a little kick. I used dried parsley because it was on hand. I will definitely make these again!

Daisy245's Review

January 25, 2013

Kabraham's Review

February 24, 2012
Enjoyed the home fries but would cut back the onions to one and a half cups. The onions overpowered the dish. Will try again.