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Dad's Kentucky Home Fries

Dad's Kentucky Home Fries

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Yummy fried potatoes with the flavor of Kentucky. Easy to make while camping or at home. Leftovers store great in the fridge for a microwave breakfast on the go. For an East Coast twist, add diced green pepper.

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  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat the bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and onion, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.
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Sarah Jo

I sprinkled the potatoes with a little Johnny's seasoning salt (instead of regular salt) and fresh ground pepper but other than that, I followed the recipe exact. Delicious. I made these to go along chili dogs. My husband said this is exactly how HIS dad made home fries.


Delicious! These "Kentucky style" home fries were very easy to prepare and very good. I cut the recipe in half and partially microwaved my potaotes to cut down on cooking time. The bacon drippings while I admit aren't the most "healthy" really gave the home fries a nice flavor. All I added a little garlic, a bit of salt and peper with a dash of paprika and they were perfect with eggs, bacon and toast. What more could you want for breakfast?


These are wonderful. I have been making them just this way for years. Sometimes I like to add just a touch of garlic. I also like to cover mine between stirring to help soften up the potatoes.