These home fries turn out crispy every time. They’re great for breakfast or as a side dish. If you prefer crispy hash browns, use shredded potatoes (instead of cubed) and follow the recipe directions.
These top-rated home fries are perfectly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
How to Make Home Fries
You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics:
What Are Home Fries?
Home fries are cubed, wedged, or sliced potatoes that are pan- or skillet-fried. In America, home fries are traditionally served for breakfast in place of hash browns.
Home Fries Ingredients
These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this incredibly easy recipe for home fries:
- Potatoes: Start with three medium, cubed russet potatoes.
- Butter: You can use margarine, if you prefer.
- Seasonings: This recipe calls for a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, but you can season the home fries however you like.
How to Make Homemade Home Fries
Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you cook make this restaurant-worthy home fries recipe:
- Rinse and drain the cubed potatoes.
- Season and cook the potatoes, covered, on the stove.
- Remove the lid and continue cooking until crisp.
How to Store Home Fries
Store your leftover home fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. For the crispiest results, reheat them on the stove instead of in the microwave.
- 3 medium russet potatoes, cubed
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Rinse potato cubes with cold water and drain well.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place potatoes in the skillet and season with salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the lid and cook, turning frequently, until brown and crisp on all sides, about 10 more minutes.