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Home Fried Potatoes

Home Fried Potatoes – Breakfast Homefries

Homefries

A big breakfast with these delicious Homefries will start your day off right!

How do you make Homefries?

They are surprisingly easy and quick, if you plan ahead.

Make up some baked potatoes the night before, and cool them overnight in the fridge.  In the morning, slice the potatoes up and brown them up in a frying pan on the stove top.

Use your favorite seasonings to flavor the home fries.  Our family loves Everglades Seasoning.  Just use your favorite seasoned salt spice blend, and you’re sure to love these delicious breakfast home fried potatoes!

Dicing the Potatoes for Homefries

Dicing up the cooled baked potatoes.

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Panfrying the home fried potatoes in seasoned oil & butter.

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Browning up the home fried potatoes on the stove.  Almost there…

Home Fried Potatoes

 

Home Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Home Fried Potatoes

Ingredients

4 potatoes

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 tablespoon butter

seasoned salt

Instructions

Microwave or bake potatoes until cooked throughout. *You can use leftover baked potatoes for this recipe.

Cool potatoes completely.

Quarter the potatoes slice about 1 cm thick.

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.

Once heated, sprinkle a layer of seasoned salt over the melted butter/oil.

Add the diced potatoes in a single layer.

Cook the potatoes until lightly browned on one side.

Turn and cook on other side until lightly browned.

Serve for breakfast, or as a nice side dish with dinner.

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These homefried potatoes are also great as a side dish for dinner.  (Great Meat & Potatoes guy food.)

Breakfast Homefries - Homefried Potatoes

Try my homemade turkey sausage recipe, to complete your big breakfast menu!  (Pictured above with below the home fried potatoes.)

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

This homemade Mexican Rice recipe is too easy.  No mixes, no boxes, no preservatives.  Great side dish with your favorite Mexican food.

2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups water with 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
1 cup rice
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 tablespoon dried diced onions
2 heaping teaspoons minced garlic

Bring water (broth) to a boil.  Add the rest of ingredients and stir.  Lower heat to simmer, cover saucepan with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

See?  Too easy!  Some great recipes to serve this with are Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, and Mexican Chicken Casserole.

Enjoy this easy homemade Mexican Rice recipe!

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Mushroom Vegetable Risotto

Mushroom Vegetable Risotto

Delicious creamy Mushroom Vegetable Risotto

1 cup Arborio rice
2 Tbs butter
Salt
garlic powder
1 packet Lipton Vegetable soup mix
8 oz diced fresh mushrooms
8 oz chicken broth + additional broth added during cooking
white wine – some for the recipe, the rest for the cook  😉
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Saute rice in melted butter for a few minutes.  Add a dash of salt and garlic powder.  Add mushrooms and saute a couple minutes more.  Pour in 8 oz chicken broth, stir.  Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.

As the liquids are absorbed, add more chicken broth or wine a little at a time and keep simmering, stirring and adding more liquids as needed until the rice is tender.  (This is kind of tedious but will be worth it!)

When rice is finally tender stir in the cheeses.

Ta-Dah!  Enjoy your Risotto!

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Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole

6-8 small yellow squash
1/4 cup diced onion
2 Tbs butter
1 egg
1/4 cup fat free half & half
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs or crunched up Ritz crackers
salt & pepper

Wash squash and cut up.

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Melt butter in deep sided frying pan.  Saute squash and onions for a few minutes on med-high heat.  Add 2 Tbs water to the pan and cover with the lid..  Steam for 2 minutes then remove from heat.

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Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk the egg, half & half and seasonings.  Add squash and stir.  Add cheese & bread or cracker crumbs and stir until combined.  Pour mixture into 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.   Top with additional cheddar cheese and crumbs.

Yellow Squash Casserole - Cut Squash Up

Bake at 350º F for 20 minutes or until crumbs are crispy and cheese is all melted.

Squash casserole is a great side dish to most anything and is a great way to use up the plentiful supply of yellow summer squash.

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

This fresh broccoli salad could not be easier.  It goes together in a few minutes and is a real crowd pleaser!  🙂

All you need is:

fresh broccoli florets (organic if possible)
T. Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing
1/4 red onion, diced
1 snack size package of raisins
1 cup grated cheddar cheese*

Wash and cut the broccoli florets off the stalk.  Cut the big pieces into bite sized pieces.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix it all up.  *The pic above doesn’t show the cheese because I omitted it for a dairy free version.

Chill well.  Stir it around before serving to coat the broccoli with the dressing.  If you like, you can stir in chopped walnuts or pecans or sunflower seeds.

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