Home Fried Potatoes
Home fried potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I was first introduced to them many years ago as a kid when my father would make them every early Saturday afternoon for brunch. My parent use to get up late on Saturday’s as most hard working parent’s should and do. Me and my siblings would get up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons of course, but around about 10:30 pops was in the kitchen cooking out a big ole gourmet breakfast for the fam. On the weekdays we’d eat a small quick breakfast before school, like a bowl of cereal, a bagel, or pop tart. My parents didn’t have enough time to prepare a full course meal but what they didn’t cook us on weekday mornings they made up for on Saturday’s. My dad came from a cooking family and could throw down in the kitchen with ease. I think that’s how I developed a love for cooking and where I got my cooking skills from. My grandfather on my mother’s side was a Chef too, so I think it’s fair to say good cooking is hereditary for me hahahaha. But maaannnn my dad would make these delicious pan fried/home fried potatoes along with some fried fish and scrambled eggs and MAN OH MAN…. Let me tell you, fried potatoes go perfectly with the fish, so I’d definitely recommend you serve these with fried fish and eggs. They do take a little time to cook though but great food usually takes time…. you can’t rush perfection!! Try these home fried potatoes out you’re going to love them. I make them just like my dad use too and didn’t change a thing. I do add a few ingredients that would make you scratch ya head but it all comes together in the end. By the way, you can eat these anytime of day and serve them as a dinner side dish as well. We always ate them for breakfast as most people do. Give this recipe a shot, it’s the bomb!!!
1. To start the recipe off, place a large pot of water over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, add your potatoes and boil them for 25 minutes. Afterwards, remove the potatoes immediately so they don’t continue cooking, drain the water, and sit the potatoes aside to chill. We only boil them long enough to soften them a bit. We aren’t making mashed potatoes so you don’t want them to boil too long or they’ll get too tender and won’t have a shape.
2. While the potatoes are cooling off, slice your onion into long thin pieces.
3. Once the potatoes chill, peel and slice them into medium size circular-shaped pieces. Now you can slice them into any shape you like but my family loved to slice them into potato chip shapes.
4. After slicing your potatoes, you’re going to get a skillet and place it over high heat. Add your oil and let it preheat for 1 minute.
5. Once the oil is hot, add your onions. I like to sautee the onions a bit before adding the potatoes.
6. After 1 minute, add the potatoes.
7. Season your potatoes with seasoning salt, sugar, garlic powder, and pepper. Yes SUGAR….. the sugar gives it something special. Give it a shot I guarantee you’ll love it. And NOOOOOO cooking novice, the sugar DOES NOT MAKE THE POTATOES SWEET!!!!
8. Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes. Flip and toss the potatoes periodically, every few minutes until they are done. Serve and enjoy!
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