Sep 3, 2012

Home Fries

Had a couple of potatoes in the pantry, so I decided to make home fries. Since it was just me for dinner, I only used 1 potato. Basically figure on 1 medium potato per serving.

1 medium potato (scrubbed)
Italian mixed spices
Garlic pepper
Black pepper

  1. Pre-heat toaster oven to 400° F / 205° C
  2. Poke the scrubbed potato a few times with a fork and wrap in foil
  3. Bake in the toaster oven about 1 hour then put in the fridge to cool (about an hour)
  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium setting
  5. Remove the foil, cut the potato lengthwise in half, then slice to 1/4" thickness
  6. When butter is melted, spread the slices in a single layer in the skillet
  7. Every few minutes, stir/flip the slices, add more butter if it is needed
  8. Once they start to yellow & brown, sprinkle the spices on them, keep flipping
  9. When they are the way you want them, serve
For home fries for breakfast, bake the potato the night before & cool overnight in the fridge
Use a medium setting with the skillet, otherwise you might set off the smoke alarm
Keep an eye while they are cooking, they can cook fast & burn easy
You can fit 3-4 medium potatoes in a toaster oven, so it keeps the house/apartment cooler
To cut down the cooking time, use the microwave to bake your tater
  You can cube them instead of slicing

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