Peruvian Home Fries

Recipe by Sharon123




  • Place a 10" skillet or saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbls. oil, wait about 10 seconds, then swirl to coat pan. Turn heat up to medium high and add half the cooked potatoes, spreading them into a single layer in the hot oil. Let them cook without stirring 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in 1/8 teaspoons salt and turn potatoes over, using a metal spatula. Spread them into a single layer again. Let them cook 5-8 more minutes, or until golden. Scrape from the bottom to loosen potatoes and toss them around in the pan. Cook for another few minutes, then move to a plate, scraping out and saving all the tasty brown tidbits from the bottom of the pan. Repeat this procedure with the remaining potatoes, using another tbls. of the oil and anohter 1/8 teaspoons salt.
  • After cooking the potatoes, scrape out the pan, saving the scrapings, and wipe it out with a damp paper towel. Return the pan to the heat and when it is hot, add remaining tbsl. of oil You may also melt in a little butter. Wait 10 seconds, then swirl the pan. add the onion and saute over medium heat 5-8 minutes, or until it becomes very soft. Add the chiles and bell peppers, along with the remaining 1/2 teaspoons salt. Continue to cook, stirring often, for another 5-8 minutes.
  • Return the potatoes to the pan and stir them into the onion mixutre, along with the garlic. Saute over medium heat for another 10-20 minutes, or until everything is done to your liking. Sprinkle in the cheese and lemon juice during the last few minutes of cooking, and if needed, adjust the salt.
  • Serve hot or warm, with peanuts and minced cilantro or parsley, and with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!
  • Note:
  • If prepping the potatoes in advance, store them in fresh water in a tightly covered container in the fridge. Drain and dry completely before using.