Do you love the home fries from your favourite local diner but can't recreate them at home?

Gone are the days you need to eat in to get these tasty tots.


– 1 ½ lbs Russet Potatoes  – 2 tablespoons Bacon Fat – 2 tablespoons Butter – 1 Onion – 1 Shallot – 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder – 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika – ½ teaspoom Onion Powder – Salt to taste – Pepper to taste

Choosing Potatoes

The best potatoes for home fries are high in starch. Russets, Yukon Gold or Idaho are the best choices

Step 1:

Scrub potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Do not peel.

Step 2:

Place potatoes in cold water and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes. Drain & allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Step 3:

Chop your shallots and onions and cook them in a cast iron pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp of bacon fat. Cook for 5 minutes or until translucent.

Step 4:

In the same pan, add 1 tbsp of butter & 1 tbsp of oil with the potatoes in a single layer. Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes without stirring.

Step 5:

Add the spices to the potatoes and stir to fully combine. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until done to the desired texture and brownness. 

Serve Immediately

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