Home Fries

Ok, I completely stole this recipe from another blog and made almost no changes. It’s because it is that perfect. It’s basically impossible to make home fries at home because it is difficult to resist the temptation to stir. This is a set and forget recipe. However, the number one rule to set and forget is to set a timer. Even though these home fries from Smitten Kitchen need to be extra crispy on all sides, you don’t want them to be Cajun (what my Dad calls the food my Mom burns).

We made these home fries from Albert Lea Farmers Market potatoes and onions that we got at yesterday’s 20120701-124218.jpgStrawberry Festival. We were disappointed to find out that the Strawberry Festival has nothing to do with strawberries at all. Seriously, there was not a single strawberry at this thing. What’s that all about? It was basically and extended version of our usual Saturday Farmers Market plus a mini donuts stand. Score!

Home Fries from Smitten Kitchen

I followed this recipe exactly (including all notations of time) but added fresh garlic instead of granulated garlic. Delish!

1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes
4 tablespoons salted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Arrange potatoes in large microwave-safe bowl, top with 1 tablespoon butter, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on high until edges of potatoes begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes, shaking bowl (without removing plastic) to redistribute potatoes halfway through cooking.

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2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in large regular or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to small bowl.

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3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in now-empty skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and pack down with spatula. Cook, without moving, until underside of potatoes is brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn potatoes, pack down again, and continue to cook until well browned and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring potatoes every few minutes, until crusty and golden on all sides, 9 to 12 minutes. Stir in onion, seasonings of your choice and salt and pepper to taste.

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Seriously, wait.

Don’t stir.

You can do it!

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crispy perfection!!
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sorry this is a little gross

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