bowl of home fries.
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cut raw potatoes.
potatoes cooking in skillet.
bell pepper and onions added to potatoes.
skillet of home fries.
bowl of dads home fries.
bowl of home fries.

Dad’s Home Fries

Everyone has a favorite home fries recipe but this was my dad's so of course it is my favorite. Potatoes, peppers, onion and a lot of paprika. Delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes
Course Brunch, Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Large Idaho potatoes, peeled, washed and cut into chunks
  • 1 Red bell pepper, chopped into small dice
  • 1/2 Yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper
  • Paprika


  • The night before making your home fries, cook your potatoes in a pot of cold water (to start) that has been seasoned with salt. Bring the water to a boil and cook until you can pierce the potato with a knife. About 5-8 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Put in the refrigerator over night.
  • When you are ready to make the home fries, remove the potatoes from the fridge and cut into small chunks (about 1/2 inch). Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat up a cast iron pan or large flat iron skillet and add about 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add the potatoes. Sprinkle liberally with the paprika. Stir once or twice for around 5 minutes. Add the pepper and onions.
  • Continue cooking and stirring the veggies around until the potatoes are brown and crispy and the veggies are wilted and browned in spots. Taste and sprinkle again with salt and pepper if needed. NOTE: Potatoes take a lot of salt so be sure to taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve on a platter topped with chopped parsley or chives.


Serving: 4g
Keyword brunch, easter, potatoes, sides
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