Home Fried Potatoes
Taking French fries to a new, hearty level, home fries can be an easy and tasty side that even your picky eaters will enjoy. They pair great in recipes such as Turkey Burgers and Home Fries.See Popular Home Fried Potatoes Recipes
I have to confess, french fries are one of my favorite foods. I can't resist them, whether they are from a fast-food drive-through or a fine restaurant. Luckily, these garlic-laced "fries" satisfy my cravings in a more healthful way. They come out golden brown, tender on the inside and crisp ouside. A final toss with chopped parsley gives them that real French bistro feel.
If you have smoked Spanish paprika (called pimenton), this is a great place to use it. Duck or goose fat is a delicious replacement for the olive oil. Use a pan large enough to hold the potatoes in one layer so they don't steam in their own moisture.
Ground turkey makes a great alternative to traditional grilling fare especially when served with this delicious skillet fry recipe.
Parmesan and parsley dress up these simple smashed potatoes for a flavorful side dish. Scrub the potatoes and combine parmesan and parsley the night before to cut down on prep time.
Serve as a side with a steak or pork chops or set a poached egg on top for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
White or pork-fried rice? It's a tough decision when you order Chinese takeout--fried rice is packed with flavor, but it's also usually higher in fat than plain old white rice. And what about when you're cooking at home?
Few dishes have a claim on comfort food like fried chicken. The perfect fried chicken is golden and crispy on the outside and full of juicy goodness on the inside. Sharing a meal of perfectly cooked fried chicken is a little slice of paradise. Learn how to cook fried chicken and you'll have a crowd-pleasing meal for any day of the week. But be warned: people might start finding all sorts of reasons to stop by your house at dinnertime.
This ultimate comfort food completes almost every home-style meal and you will love learning how to make mashed potatoes from scratch!
Why would you want to know how to make chicken fried steak (also know as country fried steak)? First, almost everything is more delicious when it's fried, but more importantly, this is a great trick for making a tough piece of beef more tender and flavorful. Where does the "chicken" part come in? The name nods to both the herb coating that the meat is dredged in (made with flour or breadcrumbs) -- similar to the batter used for fried chicken -- and the fact that it's fried to golden brown, just like chicken. The dish is usually made with round steak (also known as cube steak once it's been tenderized by a butcher).
Knowing how to make mashed potatoes from scratch is one of those skills that every home cook needs to have. Why? Because mashed potatoes are a beloved, time-honored, elegant-yet-rustic side dish that goes pretty much any kind of meat, fish, or poultry. Because mashed potatoes are definitely in the top 5 of America's favorite comfort foods. Because everyone from babies to great-Grandpa loves them. And because everyone knows that a mound of mashed with a pool of hot gravy in the middle is a little piece of heaven on earth.
Roasted potatoes are versatile and delicious -- knowing how to roast potatoes is a skill you'll be glad you have, and it's surprisingly easy. You can serve them hot out of the oven, in the classic style, or use them at room temperature to create dishes like the roasted-potato salad below. Leftover roasted potatoes never go to waste: Save them for breakfast and you have instant home fries to go with your bacon and eggs, or use them in a frittata for lunch, paired with a green salad.
A heaping bowl of buttery mashed potatoes is all but mandatory at the Thanksgiving table, but what can you do with leftover spuds once all the guests have gone home? Actually, they're surprisingly versatile. With a little inspiration, your mashed potatoes will be transformed from side dish to the main event.
I've never met a potato I didn't like. Mashed, fried, baked or roasted preparations are all welcome in my kitchen, although I reserve a special place on the dinner table for scalloped potatoes. Up until a few years ago, I didn't think anything other than the boxed scalloped potatoes I grew up with existed.
If your idea of a home-style meal isn't complete without a mouthwatering side of mashed potatoes, you're going to love the satisfaction of learning how to make mashed potatoes from scratch. Homemade mashed potatoes are creamy, filling and so much better than the instant variety. While this tasty side has gotten a bit of a bad rap thanks to the low-carb diet craze, mashed potatoes actually provide a number of essential nutrients, including fiber, protein, calcium, iron and a full 30 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C in just a single serving.
With all due respect to a certain goateed colonel, as well as a nod to Olive Oyl's better half, fried chicken is just better when you fry it up yourself. The breading piled on at your favorite takeout fried-chicken joint is just too much of a good thing, and also too much of things you'd probably like to cut down on, namely salt and fat. OK, we admit to having a soft spot for the occasional bucket of the stuff, but the money we save by firing up our own fryer is all the incentive we need to opt for home cooking.
When we think of our favorite Greek foods (and there are plenty), moussaka is the one we dream of first. Traditional moussaka is rich with frothy bechamel sauce surrounding layers of lamb, fried eggplant, and maybe even some potatoes. It's fabulously flavorful, but along with all that flavor, naturally comes a bit of fat.