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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Home Fries

Event: Blogging Marathon #41
Theme: Breakfast dishes

Home fries are pan fried, crisp potatoes that can be served as a breakfast or as a side dish. Sometimes they are also used as a pizza topping. They also go by the names of house fries, cottage fries and American fries in USA while they are known as fried potatoes in UK. The potatoes can be cubed, sliced or cut into wedges and then parboiled before frying them to crispy fries. It is speculated that they may be called so because they are not French fried / deep fried. These are almost like the other potato dish, the hash browns and are eaten with a fork. (Source:Wiki)
It may not be an apt choice when one is looking for a healthy breakfast but would be a great side dish in an indulgent mood. These crispy fries are addictive and yummy. My daughter especially wanted me to mention that she loved them and is looking forward to enjoy another batch of fries tomorrow.

Ingredients: (2 servings)
3 potatoes
3 - 4 tbsp oil / butter (I used canola oil.)
Salt & pepper to taste

Method:
* Bring about a quart of water to a boil in a saucepan. 
* In the meantime, peel the potatoes and cube them. Skip the peeling part if you prefer the skin on.
* Drop the potato cubes into the hot water and boil for 5 minutes and turn off the stove. Drain the water and pat dry the potato cubes with a towel.

* Heat the oil in a pan. (I prefer a nonstick pan.) Add the parboiled potato cubes to the oil. Fry them on medium flame until they turn golden brown and crisp through out, without stirring them too often. If they start to turn brown quickly, lower the heat and continue to cook. 
* Sprinkle salt and pepper and toss the pan to coat. Serve warm with ketchup or sour cream.

Comments

13 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

so yummy

Srivalli said...

Suma, those potato fries are surely delectable..do tell your daughter that I would love to try these for kids right away..

Kalyani said...

yummy !! good to know they are a stand alone dish for breakfast...

Sapana Behl said...

Lovely one fries ...I can eat them in lunch and dinner too...superb !!

Priya Suresh said...

Those prefectly fried home fries are very attractive and irresistible, love to finish that plate.

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh how I love these home fries..throughout my US trip I literally lived on them..and I made them just a few days back:)

Nupur Mehra said...

Ohh thats my "Ever so Favourite" comfort food.. Yummy !!

kitchen queen said...

tempting crispy potato fries.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i had planned on these as well...loved the color you have got on them

Pavani N said...

Potatoes are my family favorite and your home fries look just perfect to make for them.

Chef Mireille said...

I love home fries and you got perfectly golden color

Harini-Jaya R said...

Our family fav! This is how I make Aloo for lunch/dinner. I have never made them for breakfast though!

Usha said...

Yes, home fries are addictive and you got the perfect color!