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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.2
  • Total Fat: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 589.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Simple Two Pepper Home Fries

Submitted by: ACALMAN

Introduction

A fairly simple home fries recipe that I've worked out over time. This dish is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and despite the pepper, it's more flavorful than spicy. A fairly simple home fries recipe that I've worked out over time. This dish is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and despite the pepper, it's more flavorful than spicy.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    300 grams boiled potato (golds work better than russets, 300 grams is usually about 2 smallish potatoes)

    75 grams raw onion (small white onions give the best result, for bite and flavor. One small onion, pre-cleaned, is usually about 75 grams or so.)

    2 tbsp canola oil (healthy AND inexpensive! substituting expensive oils don't seem to affect the taste.)

    2 tsp minced garlic (any variety)

    0.5 tsp salt (or 5-6 dashes, no need to worry too much)

    0.25 tsp black pepper (or 2-3 dashes, fresh ground works best)

    0.25 tsp cayenne pepper (or 2-3 dashes)

Directions

If you haven't boiled any potatoes yet (or microwaved them), you will have to prepare them first.

Begin by adding the oil to your pan and putting it at med-low/med (for cast iron/aluminum) or med-high (for non-stick).

Cut the potato and onion into small pieces. The size is entirely up to you - thinner slices cook faster and are crispier, bigger slices are meatier and easier to cook.

Once the oil is heated, deposit the potato and onion into the pan and mix once to distribute the oil. The potato and onion will require fairly frequent (every 2 minutes) stirring/flipping during the approximately 10 minute cooking process. Let's assume five flips. If you can't flip or you're using cast iron, don't stress - spatula stirring gives results just as good!

Before you flip the mixture for the second time, sprinkle the salt and both types of pepper on top of it.

Before you flip the mixture for the fourth time, add the minced garlic. The garlic should only be in the pan for a maximum of three minutes. Beyond that point, it will burn, and it burned minced garlic has the consistency of pea gravel. Consider yourself warned.

After the fifth flip, give it about thirty seconds, and then serve. It makes 2 approximately 1.5 cup servings. Goes very well with most flavored coffees and, of course, scrambled eggs. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ACALMAN.






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