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Diner Style Home Fries

Perfect for a weekend breakfast
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: authentic home fries, cast iron potato recipes, diner breakfast recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 266kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs russet or Maris piper potatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 tbs olive oil divided
  • 1 tbs butter


  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika smoked is best
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Peel potatoes and cut in cubes about 1/2 in/1.25 cm. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add about 1/2 tsp salt. Bring potatoes to boil and cook for 2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until the onion is soft--about 5 minutes. Remove onions from the pan and set aside
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and butter to the pan. Add the potatoes in a single layer (if possible). Cook without stirring for 10 minutes so the bottoms become brown and crispy.
  • Add the onions and seasonings and stir well to combine. If you prefer the potatoes crispier, fry for an additional 5 minutes


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg