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.
Serve as a side with a steak or pork chops or set a poached egg on top for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
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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.
Pardon the pun, but baseball season is now in full swing and while some sports fans can't wait to get to the stadium to hear the crack of the bat, I buy my tickets as an excuse to fill up on hot dogs, frosty malts, and ice cold beer at the concession stand. But this year, while my fellow fans are studying box scores, I'm poring over food blog The Daily Meal's recent list of the craziest stadium food. Making the list are a number of dishes that take usual ballpark fare to a disgusting level of excess, such ast the Meat Lover's Hot Dog at the Cincinnati Red's Great American Ballpark, pictured above.
Frying pork chops doesn't sound quick and easy, but this recipe takes less than an hour to prepare. Once you taste the results, you'll never be tempted to just stop for a meal on your way home again.
This ultimate comfort food completes almost every home-style meal and you will love learning how to make mashed potatoes from scratch!
Yes, on this day before Thanksgiving, Americans are talking turkey. But what kind of turkey? Well, if you go by Google, most Americans are looking to deep-fry their birds this year, according to Today. They're also getting healthier, with searches for "vegan Thanksgiving" up 35 percent and searches for "gluten-free" up 53 percent over last year. Of course, "Thanksgiving catering" searches also rose 12 percent over 2011 -- so plenty of folks seem to be thankful for not messing up their kitchens this year, too. As for side dishes, popular recipe searches include gravy, cranberry sauce, mashedread more
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.
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).
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.
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.