Keep the Home Fries Burning

Mexican homefries

papas mexicanos

What’s the best thing about an impending snowstorm? Stocking up on tasty things to make while you’re stuck inside the house. Even better? When that storm turns out to be nothing more than some flurries but you’ve still got the makings for a great lazy Sunday breakfast. Like these Mexican home fries … that were the perfect side for homemade breakfast sausage (yes, homemade!) and a sunny side egg.

Mexican Home Fies
– 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
– 2 lbs of Russet potatoes, peeled & cut into ¼ cubes
– ¼ cup of diced yellow onion
– 1 jalapeño, diced
– 4 cloves of garlic, minced
– ½ cup of petite cut diced tomatoes with jalapeños, drained
– ½ teaspoon of cumin
– ¼ teaspoon of paprika
– 2 teaspoons of vinegar
– Salt and pepper

Add the oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Add the potatoes and season with ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Stir in the onions and cook for 2 minutes, then add the jalapeño, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and paprika. Cook for 30 seconds more, then turn the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir, scraping any potatoes from the bottom of the skillet, and add the vinegar and season to taste with pepper. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are the texture you want.

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8 Comments on “Keep the Home Fries Burning”

  1. Lazy Suzan says:

    Home fries are a fav of mine! This twist on the classic sounds great 🙂

  2. Homefries and sausage for Meatless Monday! We love fried ‘tatoes. Much nicer than ‘chips’. Interested in the addition of vinegar, not tried that.

    • egg me on says:

      Yeah, the vinegar added a nice little bite. And I was very careful not to include the sausage today — that will come later this week. 🙂

  3. I may swap out the jalapeño with green peppers, not a fan of the hots. But a huge fan of vinegar (I blame my German side) will have to give these a try soon!

    • egg me on says:

      No jalapeños, Pete?! Wow. But I’m sure green (and red) peppers would be just as good in here. I’ve never tried vinegar in home fries before but it was nice.

  4. Bill Peeler says:

    Home fries are something else that never had much appeal to me growing up – I was always a grits-only kid. But now I love them. These look delicious —

    • egg me on says:

      Thanks Bill! No home fries? Does that mean a “no” for hashbrowns too? My breakfast just wouldn’t be the same without some form of potatoes. Although I do love some grits.


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