Best Basic Home Fries Recipe

Home fries are a key breakfast, brunch, or hangover staple. This best basic home fries recipe will give you potatoes that will rival your favorite greasy spoon. If you shred your potatoes here, you will have hash browns. And consider overcooking your home fries a bit for maximum crispiness.

Best Basic Home Fries Recipe
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  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Heat the butter in a pan until slightly sizzling.
  2. Place a layer of potatoes on the bottom of a medium sized frying  pan. Top with a layer of onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Continue layering potatoes and onions until you have used them all up.
  4. Lower the heat to medium.
  5. Cover the pan and cook for about 10 minutes until the bottom layer is browned and a little bit crispy.
  6. Flip the potatoes over, one section at a time until all of the browned layer is on top. 
  7. Cook for another 10 minutes until the new bottom layer is browned. 
  8. Remove the lid and cook for another 10 minutes.
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