Rich came home for lunch while I was writing that potato blog.....
he said, "what's up with that? fried potatoes are fried potatoes...
I said "not necessarily. I leave the skin on, you don't like mine."
He said, "No. I don't like that."
(he's not a big fan of my everyday cooking......I don't think)
I don't make home fries, but I will tell you how ever my Senora made them in
Spain they were the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I tried to get
her to make them everyday but she wouldn't go for that.
I haven't made fried potatoes in forever. My mom used to grate raw potatoes and do
hashbrowns. They were always grey when she got done, kinda slimy, not the least bit
I like them very crispy. I used partially boiled potatoes, skin on, cut into small
cubes. No onions - roasted garlic. sometimes bacon. fry on each side till dark
brown, almost burnt. In lots of oil. See now why I don't make them anymore. I
noticed last weekend that I never make biscuits and gravy anymore. I used to make
breakfast on Sunday before we all went golfing. And a lot of the time it was B&G.
Those days are long over, and Mike probably misses it. It'll have to be one of those
treat days when I am feeling generous.
I peel and cube my potatoes. Then add onion and bell pepper (if I have
it). Put them into a frying pan with hot oil and salt and pepper them.
Then turn down the pan and leave uncovered. Watch them, turn them, and
decide if I want cheddar cheese on them or not. Depends on what I'm
serving them with. If I decide on the cheese, I wait until they're done,
sprinkle with grated cheddar, cover, remove from heat and serve.
I use russet potatoes cause they are good and starchy and I slice them very thin. I add onion and when I feel like having a real coronary delight, I fry them in bacon grease! I like them brown and crispy!!! The potatoes in the picture below look just the way I like them!!!
from Barb B:
I, too, peel the potatoes. And I always add onion.
Lately, I have been using olive oil instead of the Wesson oil. It takes a lot less
oil when olive oil is used.
from Betty B:
I do them both ways. Jim prefers them made from raw potatoes and sliced thin on a grater but it is faster with precooked cut in chunks. Always peel the potatoes either way. The guys always use ketchup.
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