By Crafty Lady 13 on February 07, 2008
Photo by LifeIsGood
Photo by LifeIsGood
"When I was working my way through college at a local diner, I learned that they used leftover baked potatoes from the dinner menu that they baked the day before. They always made extra baked potatoes so that they could use them for home fries the next morning. I discovered that that was the "secret" to having flaky, crispy home fries. Very easy to make."
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"These potatoes are amazingly delicious. I'm so glad I used 3 potatoes instead of 2. Next time, I'll just double the recipe. They are that good! I had never tried frying up left over baked potato slices before, but I will from now on. Thank you for a simple and wonderful recipe!"
"Wonderful recipe Crafty Lady, thank you so much for sharing this simple treat. What flavor, I love crisp tender potatoes and these were the bomb. Quick and easy to make, I could have eaten the potatoes and nothing else, they were that good. The butter, salt and pepper turned the lowly spud into a thing of joy."
"Perfect! I've never tried baking the potato 1st... now it seems like a no brainer! This is a great tip! My home fries will never be the same!"
"So good, so tasty! Love the taste of butter and onions in it. Ate it with hotdogs and fried eggs. Oooh total comfort food- diner style! Yum! Thanks for sharing, Crafty Lady. Made for Aus Recipe Swap #26."
"Fantastic recipe that solved a couple problems for me: my home fries never turned out well and I never know how to use up left-over baked potatoes. Using butter made for great taste and texture. I made them using onions and green peppers, served with eggs and cinnamon toast for dinner. Felt like I was down at the local diner. What a treat!"
"I made this on 10/31/08, as part of mine and SO's dinner. Instead of "Baking" the potatoes in the microwave, there was a couple leftover from the night before so those were used.And as directed, the skin was left on ( gave a great texture to finished product). I've eaten at several Diners in my time, and I have to say that this recipe rates right up there with the best of them.This will be made again. Thanks so much for posting,and "Keep Smiling :)""
"These were delicious! Always looking for Baked Fries instead of pan fried. Simple to make so great for the morning! Thanks CraftyLady"
"Yum, yum, yum! I had some leftover baked potatoes, so I fried them up with my breakfast this morning. It was too early to do much of anything, LOL, so I just chopped my potatoes into bite-sized chunks, seasoned with Mrs. Dash (plus a pinch of salt), and fried according to your directions. An easy and delicious addition to breakfast that my son and I both enjoyed!"
"What a great and easy way to use up leftover baked potatoes! I added some minced garlic to mine and we served these up with burgers. They were devoured!! Thanks for the great recipe!"