Dear Readers of the Greater Rochester area,
When Jeannette was a kid growing up in Webster, many times money was tight, especially if her Dad was out of work. There fore no food was ever wasted. Her family found ways to use up what was left over. If they had leftover baked potatoes, those potatoes were turned into home fries. So for today’s recipe, Jeannette is going to show you how to make delicious, gluten free, home fries from left over baked potatoes. Now if you’re ready, let’s cook.
Here is a list of supplies you will need:
A sharp knife and a cutting board
A medium size nonstick fry pan
A large spoon to stir with
A garlic press
Here is a list of ingredients you will need:
3 – 4 leftover baked potatoes with the skins left on
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
A dash of crushed red pepper flakes
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic crushed or 1 tablespoon of roasted garlic if you prefer roasted to raw
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of paprika
This recipe will serve 3 – 4 people
To start with coat your medium nonstick fry pan with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Next chop up your onion and place it in the pan. Now crush your garlic and add that to the pan also. Once those ingredients are in the pan, cook over a medium heat until the onion is clear looking and tender. While the onion and garlic are cooking, cut up your potatoes, with the skins still left on, into smaller pieces. After the potatoes are chopped up add them to the pan and stir them into the onion and garlic mix. Now add the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and the paprika. Stir until everything is well blended. For those of you who like a smokier taste, a teaspoon of smoked paprika can be used instead of the regular paprika. And for those of you who like what they call home fries O’Brien, just add a chopped green pepper to the onion and garlic step of this recipe. After everything is stirred in, cook until the potatoes are hot and crispy. When the dish is all done cooking, plate it and eat with your main dish. Home fries are a great side dish whether you are eating a breakfast of eggs and sausage or a dinner of steak and salad.
Jeannette hopes you will enjoy this easy, delicious, one pan dish. Jeannette would also love to hear from you. So if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, she can be reached at: [email protected] Until then, remember that if you can read you can cook.