Garbage Fried Potatoes

Garbage Fried Potatoes

26 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Pamala

“These are your basic fried potatoes - with a few extras! Total time depends on your own speed to peel and slice potatoes and such, and how crispy you like them. My mom always calls them 'Garbage Potatoes' because you just throw in a bunch of junk. If you don't like peppers, don't use them - throw in something else that you like.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you think they are about halfway done. Mix in the onion, mushrooms, red pepper, and green pepper. Continue to cook and stir until potatoes are golden brown and somewhat crisp, about 15 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Cute name for home fries - the whole time I was making them I expected "Oscar the Grouch" to pop out of my garbage can and ask when they were going to be done. (HA) I used a little butter and garlic along with the oil (cut the oil down a bit) and instead of thing slicing the potatoes I cubed mine. These are great with eggs, bacon, and toast -YUM!



We thought this was very good except it needed more than just a pinch of salt for our taste so I sprinkled with a bit of garlic salt. For the reviewer that stated the potatoes never really browned up, you have to allow this dish to cook on about medium to medium high and don't turn real often, just let them sizzle and brown up before turning.



Just made these with potatoes with no added veggies (well, onion slices of course). And talk about garbage - I didn't peel the potatoes (I did scrub the first)! Guess what - they are better than ever. Take the other reviewers advice - don't bother with them too much and they brown up nicely.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 378 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 71.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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