I’m a flexitarian. When I say that what I mean is that I eat vegetarian most of the time but I do eat meat occasionally. However – I wouldn’t classify myself as a potato loving girl. I eat them but not because it’s the love of my life. My husband however is a “meat and potatoes” man. That being said every weekend we have a brunch together. While I have found several different ways to make breakfast potatoes (hash browns, home fries, french fries, baked, etc.), my favorite has been a homefries style. My mother used to make these all the time for my siblings and I as children and it’s nostalgic for me when I eat them. That being said I have redressed how they are done and made them my own.
- Potatoes – washed and sliced into cubes about 1/2 inch long and 2 cm wide (any larger and they won’t cook properly; you should also plan on at least 1 potato per person.)
- Garlic (I prefer fresh garlic and if you are using it I would recommend about 1 clove for every 2 potatoes)
- Onion – cut however you prefer them (if you don’t like onions you could use onion powder; 1/2 of a medium onion for ever 2 potatoes)
- Oil (you will need enough to cover the bottom of the pan by about 1 inch)
- Paper towel
- Cast Iron skillet (if you don’t have one any skillet will work)
- Over medium heat start pan heating with oil in it.
- Once oil is properly heated place potatoes in it to fry (be careful – if you use too many potatoes at once it may not fry properly; you may have to do more than one sets of frying)
- Add Onions and Garlic; Season everything to taste
- Stir occasionally
- After the potatoes are done frying (they should be crisp on the outside and tender on the inside – poke the big ones with a fork to test), remove them from the pan and place them on the plate (which will have the paper towel on top to absorb the oil)
- Serve hot!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Like I said it’s nostalgic for me and I was reminded of it as my friend called and asked for it – you all can thank her for it being on the blog! Enjoy Brunch.