{healthy homefries}

18 Aug

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my grandpa used to say, “a potato will cure what ails ya…” and i’ve held on to his words over the years. i can hear him in the back of my head when i’m making mashed potatoes, or any variation of potatoes. i just happen to love them. probably in part due to my irish and german roots and also due to my grandma always teaching me how to stretch a dollar. the potato is an inexpensive food that is loaded with vitamins and minerals. when i was a kid, i used to chop them up into small bits, sprinkle them with salt, and eat them raw!

today, i eat them any way i can get them. lately, i’ve been making a potato hash, or potato homefries. it keeps well in the fridge, and you can make a huge batch and heat them up for breakfast or a side dish with dinner. top with a fresh egg, or dip in a little ranch dressing or ketchup… and nom nom!

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i’ve been keeping it pretty simple with mine :

  • russet potatoes {they are simply heartier and healthier}
  • bell peppers {i choose red for the colour and vitamin c}
  • garlic {does wonders for immunity and the body!}
  • onion {red, again, because – eat the rainbow!}
  • S&P {i mean, can’t have potatoes without it}

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simply heat up some oil or butter on medium to high heat and add in garlic, onions, bell peppers, and potatoes… then cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occaisonally. you want the potatoes to crisp up a little bit… but keep in mind, if you are batch-cooking them, you can reheat them later and crisp them up at that time.

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super easy and simple. and you could even freeze these if you wanted to! but i doubt you will want to or have any left over, because they are just so yummy! 🙂

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7 Responses to “{healthy homefries}”

  1. anthony0358 August 18, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    I am saving this file, and I am going to try this , my dad used to say the same thing

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  2. tinywhitecottage August 18, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I love potatoes too! I never think to add bell peppers to home fries. I’ll have to give that a go for sure and great idea to make a batch and freeze them.

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    • cooking with audrey August 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

      hey there! always good to hear from you! I never really used bell peppers either but it adds kind of a southwestern flair and I love red bell peppers for all the vitamin c! you could add any pepper but I prefer red for that reason 🙂 green is always good for a little extra flavour too. lemme know what you think if you try them!

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  3. Kathrina (Eclectic Yellow House) August 18, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    I agree with your Grandpa. Potatoes do have a healing/comforting power. I haven’t met a potato that I didn’t like! These look marvelous.

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking August 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    these look very good!

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