Crispy Fried Potatoes

Serves: 6

Pan fried potatoes, or home fries, that are perfectly crispy aren’t difficult but there is a trick to getting that golden crust and tender, buttery interior.

Yield: 6 servings
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6 to 8 large potatoes
1 large onion (optional)
1 clove garlic (optional)
1 pepper (green, red, jalapeno - you decide) optional
salt to taste
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Peel and slice (or cube) potatoes

Let soak for 5-10 minutes in salted ice water

Drain well and pat dry

Heat 1/4 cup coconut oil in a skillet on high heat until shimmering and almost smoking

Add potatoes and let fry for 2 minutes

Cover pan and reduce heat to medium Allow to steam for about 2 minutes

Remove cover and turn the heat back up to high

Dump the pan of potatoes into a colander over the sink to remove excess oil and moisture --return them to the pan

Fry, stirring occasionally, until done. Do not cover at this stage of frying because they will get soggy

Add the butter at the very end of cooking

Taste for seasoning and serve hot with plenty of cracked pepper


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