Betty's Hearty Home Fries

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Sep. 26, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Home Fries. This recipe was inspired by the recent visit my husband, Rick, and I made to Lynn's Paradise Café in Louisville, Kentucky for breakfast. One of the items I ordered was Home Fries, and they were delicious! Here is my version of Home Fries.


Russet potatoes 2 Medium (any white potatoes)
Salt To Taste
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon



1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into 1/2 inch cubes. Put them into a bowl of water to prevent browning. Once all the potatoes are cut, drain off the water and transfer into a microwavable bowl.

2. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and microwave on high power for 5 minutes. After 2 1/2 minutes remove the bowl from the microwave and shake it to redistribute the potato cubes. Return to the microwave and resume cooking for another 2 1/2 minutes.

3. Remove from the microwave and transfer into a colander to drain off any liquid rendered.


4. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Put butter and peanut oil. Let the butter melt and the pan heat up well.

5. Put the cooked potato cubes into the skillet and let them begin sizzling. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the lid and sprinkle salt to taste and stir to coat all the potatoes evenly. Check if the bottoms are brown, if not cover again and continue to cook for another 1 minute.

6. Once all the potatoes are browned at the bottom, using a spatula flip all the pieces to expose the browned sides (flip all the pieces to avoid burning). Cover and continue to cook for another 3 minutes or till all the potatoes are browned. Remove the cover and stir them once to let all the cubes cook evenly. Turn off the heat.


7. In a serving plate, serve the home fries as a side dish for breakfast or any meat dish or in salads.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237Calories from Fat 121

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 202 mg8.42%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet