Diner-Style Baked Potato Home Fries

Diner-Style Baked Potato Home Fries

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Gowins
Recipe by  Gowins

“When I was working my way through college at a local diner, I learned that they used leftover baked potatoes from the dinner menu that they baked the day before. They always made extra baked potatoes so that they could use them for home fries the next morning. I discovered that this was the 'secret' to having flaky, crispy home fries. Very easy to make.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Scrub the potatoes well and pierce with a fork. Cook on full power in microwave oven for 5 minutes; turn the potatoes over and cook 5 more minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool. Thinly slice the cooled potatoes.
  2. Cook and stir the butter and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Gently place the potatoes into the skillet and fry, carefully flipping the potatoes a few times, until slices are browned around the edges. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Reviews (32)

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DEBORAHARV614
94

DEBORAHARV614

This is almost identical to my mothers recipe, the only real difference is that she adds a little onion powder. Mom boils the potatoes "with their jackets on" the day before and then uses a large dice instead of slices... Super delicious!! Thanks for the recipe :)

Sarah Jo
72

Sarah Jo

I cooked these home fries in my cast iron skillet. I actually added two tablespoons of bacon grease to the skillet with the butter when I sauteed the onion as well as a good amount of fresh minced garlic. I sprinkled the potatoes with Johnny's Seasoning Salt instead of plain salt. The boys flipped over these home fries. I served them with "Egg Flipped Over" and homemade vanilla-glazed chocolate doughnuts. The great thing about home fries is a) they're really hard to mess up, b) they almost always make for a heartier breakfast, which is key when you're feeding a husband and two growing boys and c) you can totally make them personal to your family.

slwpk82
59

slwpk82

Wow -- just saw this same "type" of recipe featured on PBS 'Breakfast Special" and they showed a restaurant in Westerville Ohio I believe it was called Best Sandwiches (?) and the owner said the secret to the home fries is to put bacon drippings on them...made the difference!! thanks for sharing!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 126 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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