Heavenly Home Fries

So, we’re actually in the middle of making breakfast right now (Ryan’s day off – woohoo!) and I was helping to prep the home fries…and I thought, These are ridiculously good home fries. More people need to know about these, man! So here I am. It’s gonna be a quickie-post, but now you know that I care. You need the recipe for the greatest home fries known to man.

Mama Rissa’s Silly-Good Home Fries
Serves 4


1 medium onion, diced
2-6 potatoes, diced (amount depends on size, i.e. 2 large russet potatoes, 4 large red potatoes, 6 medium yukon gold potatoes…ya know what I mean?)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp unsalted butter
Unrefined sea salt
Filtered water


1. Bring a large saucepan of filtered water to a boil. Add diced potatoes and boil for about 5 minutes or until mostly cooked through. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and garlic, sauteing until the onions are translucent and slightly caramelized. Set aside when finished.

2. Drain potatoes in a colander and transfer to a large bowl. Add onion and garlic mixture to potatoes. Mix thoroughly and add filtered water, a tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes look creamy but not watery (you’ll probably need about 3-4 tablespoons). Grind some unrefined sea salt into the potatoes and mix thoroughly again.

3. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in your cast iron skillet or griddle over a nice, high heat. Transfer potato mixture to skillet/griddle in heaping scoops, creating 1 patty per person. Allow to cook, without moving, until very nicely browned on one side. Then flip each patty, keeping the potatoes in one piece (just keep thinking patty). Allow the other side to brown and serve immediately, alongside fried eggs and refried beans and a huge cup of French-pressed black coffee! YUM!

That’s all for now – my breakfast is ready (I love a husband who cooks – mine in particular)!



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2 responses to “Heavenly Home Fries

  1. mmm yummy now I want breakfast LOL. I miss you on twitter!!

  2. Lauren Boucher Morgan

    You weren’t lying! These were so good!

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