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Monday, August 16, 2010

Home-Fried Potatoes, My Way


“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”    A. A. Milne






I am a potatoholic from way back!  It is an addiction I can’t kick and I won’t be going into therapy for it.  I love potatoes prepared any way, with the exception of potato soup.  There’s mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, potatoes au gratin, potato pancakes, roasted potatoes, baked potatoes, smashed potatoes, potato cakes, potato chips, garlic potatoes, potato salad, potato bread, French fries, hash browns, potatoes O’Brien, tater tots, waffle fries, potato fritters, potato skins and my favorite when growing up ~ fried potatoes, just like Grandma used to fry them ~ in lard.





Just don’t ignore your potatoes because the tubers can grow “eyes” and buds will sprout like aliens.  If you forget about them, the aroma will lead you straight to them and if you haven’t experienced that, you’re the lucky one!

Fried potatoes from fresh potatoes are great but, what we really enjoy is fried potatoes made from cold baked potatoes ~ especially with breakfast!  When baking potatoes, I always bake a couple extra to have on hand for fried potatoes.  It’s quick and good!    I savor every bite of them!


Potatoes served at breakfast,
At dinner served again;
Potatoes served at supper,
Forever and Amen!
Pennsylvania prayer


Home-Fried Potatoes

Ingredients:

Olive oil
2 or 3 baked potatoes, leftover and cold, diced
1 small red onion, chopped
Paprika
Kosher salt
McCormick’s Seasoned Pepper Blend

Method:

Heat a little olive oil to cover bottom of skillet.
Add potatoes and onions; fry until browned.
Add seasonings, to taste.
Serve, enjoy!


Are you a potatoholic?




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52 comments:

Clements Family said...

Yum! I must try your version!

Jane said...

I too loved potatoes fixed most anyway, and have never met a potato that I did not like!

Jane

Jenn said...

I have a love affair with potatoes also! I loved your little list of ways to have potatoes, it sounded like Bubba listing ways to make shrimp :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

i love potatoes, simple but delicious dish

Mausi said...

Hello! I love potatoes especially french fries! It's mu guilty pleasure! I just can not stop eating french fries. (Well, I try not to eat too often but once I start, there is no stopping :-) Your home fries looks wonderful!

kitchen flavours said...

Your potatoes looks delightful! My family loves potatoes, fried, stewed, mashed, roast, in salads, anything with potatoes! An old-time favourite!

Zia Elle said...

Nice Pam, I like your fried potatos baked first, I want to try them....

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow! What a treat for potatoholics. Love the post.

valerie harrison said...

Give me some potatoes, of any kind shape, colour or methjod and I will show you one happy camper.

Big Dude said...

I'm almost a potatoholic and it's definitely my go to starch - even in potato soup. Your fried ones look delicious, but I'd probably have to top those babies with a runny yolked egg.

StephenC said...

Well, there doesn't seem to be any disagreement about the popularity of taters. Count me in.

Kim said...

I could probably live on potatoes! Looks delicious.

Merut said...

I never thought about frying baked potatoes. Interesting idea that I will have to try!

From the Kitchen said...

Psssst, potatoholic here! In any way, shape or form--even potato soup as long as it isn't too thick! I just made a "farmer's" breakfast for eldest son--potatoes were the star. And, yes, nothing like leftover baked potatoes, skin included, to fry up in a pan for breakfast.

☺lani☺ said...

That's look yum and healthy too! Happy Week!

Biren said...

We love potatoes too and this sounds like a really tasty dish.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I haven't had breakfast yet this morning and after reading your post I want home fries!!

Mary said...

I love good potatoes, so I guess I qualify. Your home-fries sound delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Tater's, for some reason, speak to most of us! Tater love is a deep, satisfying experience!
Long live carbs! Comfort, taste, texture....the fried pototo has it all!

Torviewtoronto said...

simply tasty

Alessandra said...

Well, you can never go wrong with home fried potatoes, I think everyone likes them!!!

I tend to use smoked paprika, it makes them super tasty!

Sage said...

Yes yes I love potatoes in anyway any time. I am trying to limit them, but they are also my husband's thing so we do indulge.
Love your little poem.
Rita

"pup" said...

I love fried potatoes! Great post! I like to add chopped red peppers to mine!

Gloria said...

This look yummy!!! gloria

Jacqueline said...

I always get hungry when I visit your blog!!...Happy week Pam, kisses to your beautiful babies.

UrMomCooks said...

Potatoes? YES, please! (We have a little obsession with potatoes at our house...) These look delicious! And thanx for visiting our site! Hope we will see you again! (Check our Ur Mom's Potato Salad - you might get a kick out of it!) Great post and pics!

Monet said...

What a great quote to start a great post! I too love potatoes, and I loved seeing this simple recipe. We make a very similar dish at my house that ALWAYS goes over well!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Just reading this has made my moth water:) Diane

Vee said...

Hi Pam! Ohhh, yes, I am a great lover of potatoes, but I seldom eat them. I love them fried that way, too. And the prayer makes me grin and that's saying a lot these days.

Thanks for popping in. Don't be a stranger!

Bo said...

I love just about any potato too...My mom used to use leftover potatoes the same way. Yummy!

Karen said...

Count me in at PA (Potatoes Anonymous) LOL I rarely bake potatoes, but I boil them, then refrigerate either to fry like this or to put in burritos.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm a tater addict. I've totally been craving these.

Love your baked catfish recipe too!

Jennifurla said...

Simple and great for sure, love it.

HonestNiceWoman said...

Thanks for leaving the comment and following me. I am now following you too!
~Kelly

Dishesdone said...

Your potatoes look great! Very big on potatoes here!

Juliana said...

Pam, I love the simplicity of these potatoes...will definitely give a try. Thanks!

intuitive eggplant said...

Excellent tip there, Pam, to bake the potatoes ahead. Makes for quicker cooking time, especially if you're making breakfast, and I just think they taste better if you're making home fries.

scrambledhenfruit said...

We love potatoes around here too- even potato soup! My kids' favorite way to eat them is fried- great idea to start from baked! Thanks.

Mags said...

I love the prayer...LOL

I'm with you on the potatoes served any way is a good way, however I even like potato soup!

Little Inbox said...

I don't like potato until the recent years. :) I admit that potato is delicious.

Priscilla said...

I just found out im also a potatoholic!!! lol
those fried potatoes looks super good yuumm!!!
I loved your blog!

lifeinarecipe said...

I make this too but I like to use a bit of bacon fat that I have saved from cooking bacon to fry the potatoes in.
Yum! Thanks for paying homage to the potato!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound simple and good. Thanks for sharing this home cook style of potato, must try one day.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

This looks really good...and my kids love potatoes! Another great recipe for me!

OohLookBel said...

LOL! Potatoes really are the perfect vegetable. It's too bad that when you eat a bag of chips, you can't say 'But they're a vegetable, they're healthy!'.

Joanne said...

I often forget how much I like potatoes...then I'll have them again and won't be able to stop eating them! This looks like a fantastic way to prepare them. Simple and tasty.

Salsa Verde said...

Fantastic suggestion!
Cheers,
Lia.

Elizabeth and Jared said...

Drool!! Potato really is a gift from god. I'd love to eat this with a big dollop of sour cream on top!

Choclette said...

What a great picture of potatoes - are these ones you grew yourself?

Pam said...

Thanks to all of you!

Choclette, No, but I wish they were!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

step away from those potatoes and nobody gets hurt! LOL I LOVE potatoes. I make mine pretty close. Sometimes I toss red pepper flakes in. Sometimes I throw veggies in. Depends which mood I am in. Might go make some right now. LOL I am getting hungry!

Chris said...

These home fries sound great, perfect for the non-recovering potatoholic, lol.