Classic Home Fries

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Stop buying frozen home fries and make your own with fresh vegetables and spices in less than 30 minutes!

Plate with a stack of pancakes, a pile of home fries, and a small bowl of fresh fruit.

While I don’t normally make a big breakfast I do tend to make breakfast for dinner at least once a month.  We always have my old fashioned pancakes, either bacon or sausage, home fries, and fresh fruit.   I usually keep a bag of home fries in the freezer but when I went to take them out last week I found out they were all gone.

I had two choices.   I could either run to the store and grab a bag or I could try and make them myself.  Since I had a five pound bag of potatoes I figured I would try and make them myself.

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I took a few of the potatoes out and diced them into half inch cubes.   I added some salt and pepper and then sauteed them in olive oil until they started to get tender.

Then I grabbed an onion and a bell pepper out of the crisper and diced them up.  I added them to the potatoes along with some seasonings and cooked them until the potatoes were soft on the interior but starting to crisp up on the outside.

Close up of plate with a stack of pancakes, a pile of home fries, and a small bowl of fresh fruit.

I served the home fries with a side of ketchup and man were they delicious!   They had so much more flavor then the ones I buy frozen and they were crisp on the exterior but had a soft middle.   I’m not sure why I’ve never made them before!

I can tell you one thing, I won’t be buying frozen home fries again.  From now on it’s only homemade home fries for me.

Classic Home Fries

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Homemade home fries sauteed with peppers and onions and seasoned to perfection.


  • 1 lb. potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 T. fresh parsley


  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the potatoes, salt, and pepper and cover. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and add the onions and bell pepper to the pan. Sprinkle everything with the paprika and garlic powder.
  4. Saute everything for 10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley.


Recipe adapted from Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed

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  1. I should do breakfast for dinner more often. This is one of my favorites when going out to brunch. Can’t wait to make it at home!

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