One of my hubby’s favorite meals is breakfast. Give him a couple of eggs, bacon, toast & a side dish of home fries, and he’s as happy as can be. Years ago, when he was at the ‘strip’ in Pittsburgh, he had breakfast in a diner. (you’ve all heard about how good diner food is, I’m sure) He loved the home fries so much that he asked the cook how to make them. I make them for him quite often, and he loves them so much that they even get packed in his lunch.
This is the recipe that the cook gave him:
You’ll need 5 pounds of potatoes, butter, paprika, salt & pepper to taste.
First you need to wash off the potatoes, put them in the pot & cover them with cold water. I cook them in a large 6 quart dutch oven.
Bring the potatoes to a boil
until they’re fork tender..
Drain the boiling water off & rinse with cold water. I fill the pot with cold water several times to get the temperature down.
Once the potatoes have cooled down enough that you can handle them (you can put the drained pot in the refrigerator to cool them down if you want) you need to peel them & then slice the potatoes.
In a separate large skillet, melt the butter. (I use almost a full stick of butter for 5 pounds of potatoes)
Add paprika to the melted butter:
Add the sliced potatoes to the paprika & melted butter,
And sprinkle some more paprika to the top of the potatoes.
Fry them up, turning as needed. The hubby doesn’t like them crispy, so I only fry them until they are all slightly browned. Add some salt & pepper to taste and serve.
Store the left overs in the refrigerator. They reheat in the microwave & don’t loose their taste or texture.
These will most definitely be served for Christmas breakfast. It’s become a tradition around our home.
I hope you’ll give them a try. They’re so good.
Happy Creating everyone!