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home fries

Breakfast Potatoes (Home Fries)

Home fries, a crunchy breakfast staple, with the right balance of a soft, creamy inside and crispy, crunchy outside. Breakfast potatoes are the perfect addition to any morning meal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Potatoes (Home Fries)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 220kcal
Author Cathy


  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs Russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • fresh cilantro, parsley or sliced scallion, for garnish (optional)


  • Add the oil to a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the potatoes, spreading them out in an even layer, and turn the heat down to medium. Drape a piece of foil over the skillet (or place a lid slightly ajar on top) and cook the potatoes for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes, use a thin metal spatula to flip the potatoes.
  • After the potatoes have cooked for 10 minutes ,add the onion and bell pepper and turn the heat down to medium-low. Drape apiece of foil over the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Use a thin metal spatula to flip halfway through.
  • Stir in the garlic, salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Turn the heat down to low and cook (uncovered) for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle cilantro, parsley, or sliced scallion on top.
  • Serve immediately for the crispiest results.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.4g | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 9mg