Crispy (Baked!) Homefries

Monday, October 20, 2008

I love potatoes. Any way you make them, I'm more than likely going to love them.

Last month, while we were in the Poconos, I made potatoes like I hadn't made them in a really long time. Cut up small, lots of spices, and baked until they are crispy. I was reminded of how good they are, so Michael and I vowed to make them again soon.

We had half a bag of potatoes left from the chowder we made a couple of weeks ago, so last night was the night for homemade homefries! We made turkey bacon BLTs, and had these on the side. The nice thing about this "recipe" is that it can be so easily adapted to accommodate individual tastes. There are so many different herbs and spices you can use on potatoes.

Crispy (Baked!) Homefries

- 2-2.5 lbs. potatoes (We used Yukon Gold, but any variety will do. In the Poconos, we used red potatoes, which were equally as good.)
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Garlic salt
- Black pepper
- Oregano
- Parsley

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Rinse potatoes and (if desired) peel. Cut potatoes into small chunks. Be sure to cut them all so they are relatively the same size.

3. In large bowl, combine potatoes with the rest of the ingredients. Drizzle liberally with olive oil. Add in garlic powder, garlic salt, black pepper, oregano, and parsley (to taste). With your hands, toss potatoes to coat them with herbs and spices.

4. Pour potatoes onto baking sheet and spread evenly.

5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until crispy, flipping with spatula every 15-20 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on size of potatoes and individual oven. If potatoes do not become crispy on their own, throw them under the broiler for an additional 5 minutes after baking.

(The potatoes before going into the oven.)


Arthur February 3, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

Thanks, these turned out pretty well. I used half potatoes half yams.

Scott June 2, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

These came out great, thanks. Tastier and easier than the roasted potatoes featured in Cooks Illustrated a few months ago.

LoBean,  January 31, 2011 at 6:01 PM  

Next time try them with some rosemary. The rosemary gives them a really nice taste!

geist,  February 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM  

using these as a part of my bangers ( using chicken sausage, with mozzarella spinach artichoke) and and mash (using these home fries instead.. Using golden potatoes with sliced onions. Replaced garlic salt with extra garlic and a bit of table salt. added onion powder and used italian seasoning blend rather than simply the green herbs recommended. Ill let you know how it turns out.

WifeyMommy08 June 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

Gonna try and make these today for breakfast. Thanks :)

Anonymous,  July 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM  

I added onions to mine for a slightly sweeter flavor. In my oven, these were done (OVERcooked actually) after only maybe 35 minutes. I plan to reduce the temperature (400) and the time (30 mins) next time.

elizabethashleyphoto July 9, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

I made these several times YEARS ago when you first posted it, but I don't usually have potatoes so I kind of forgot about it. My grandpa sent me home with some fresh garden potatoes, and this was the first recipe I thought of! Still delicious!

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