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#1 Old 10-13-2004, 07:08 AM
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Homefried Potatoes by Boutell.Com

Category: Side Dishes

This recipe is suitable for a: vegetarian/vegan diet.



2 medium potatoes, washed but not peeled

Enough water in a saucepan to cover the potatoes

1 small white onion, chopped

salt and ground black pepper to taste

garlic powder (optional)

chili powder (optional)

dried crushed red pepper (optional)



The secret to diner-style homefries is to boil the potatoes first; otherwise, the potatoes take too long to cook and never turn properly soft inside. Wash the potatoes and cut them into two or three pieces apiece. Cook them in water about twenty minutes, or until they're pretty soft. Take them out of the water and allow the water on them to evaporate, then slice the potatoes into small chunks.

Fry the onion in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil until it is tender. Add the potatoes and fry at a medium-high heat until browned, about ten or fifteen minutes. Add salt, pepper, garlic (optional) chili powder (optional) and hot pepper (optional) to taste. Serve with breakfast as a side to eggs, pancakes, waffles, or even cereal; and garnish with ketchup, barbecue sauce, salsa, lightly fried tomato wedges, cilantro, or parsley, if desired.

Additional comments:


Do not peel the potatoes. Boiling them for twenty minutes will destroy harmful organisms; besides, potato peels contain many nutrients, including the B vitamins that many vegetarians miss in their diets. The peels also add flavor.

These homefries take about half an hour to prepare, most of the time spent during boiling.

Dried onion powder may be substituted, but fresh onions work best and do not take long to prepare.

Fries may be refrigerated but should not be frozen. Re-heat in the oven or microwave, or re-fry for that special, supra-grease-o taste.

As shown, recipe makes roughly two servings as a side dish. Recipe can be halved or doubled.

When preparing this recipe and any other food you enjoy, please use organically-grown vegetables, fruits, grains, and flavorings. The Earth you save may be your own.

Copyright 2000 by M. L. Grant.

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