Potatoes. They are cheap, kid friendly, and easy to fix! My kids all prefer roasted potatoes over mashed so this recipe for baked home fries is a winner in this house. In fact, my kids eat them like they are candy.
These potatoes are perfect to serve for breakfast along side eggs and bacon. They would also be great to go with hamburgers or baked chicken. Baked home fries are so versatile.
Home fries are basically another name for seasoned, cubed potatoes that you bake in the oven or cook in a skillet until crisp. They can be a substitute for French fries or hash browns. So, yes that means the kids enjoy dipping these in ketchup.
Check out how easy these are to make.
Baked Home Fries Ingredients
- Potatoes (I typically use russets because they are cheap, but I love Yukon gold potatoes and baby potatoes)
- Oil (olive oil, refined coconut oil etc)
- Bell peppers and onions, optional
- Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt. I love adding rosemary too.
Baked Home Fries Instructions
- Dice your potatoes into similar sized pieces. (Peel, wash, dry and then chop them or scrub the peel, dry, and chop.) Cut between 1/2-1 inch chunks – your preference. The smaller size would cook faster.
- Put your potatoes into a bowl and toss with olive oil (or oil of choice) and some seasonings (but not the salt).
- You can add diced onions and bell peppers if you’d like. I love these, but some of my kids prefer without. They are totally optional. Add these halfway through the baking process.
- Bake on a large baking sheet (you don’t want your potato pieces to be touching) at 425 degrees. Once or twice during the baking you will want to flip the potatoes so they get crisp on all the sides.
- Remove from oven and salt to taste.
- 3-5 Potatoes (you want 4 cups of cubed potatoes)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary, optional
- ¼-1/2 cup diced bell pepper, optional
- ¼-1/2 cup diced onion, optional
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Peel , wash, dry (or leave peels one and simply scrub and dry) the potatoes and cut into ½ inch cubes until you have 4 cups. Place in a bowl.
- Place olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and rosemary (if using) in the bowl with potatoes. Stir to coat evenly.
- Spread potatoes onto a baking sheet. You don't want your potatoes to be stacked. A small amount of space between each piece is ideal to help with even cooking.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes depending on size. Use a spatula to flip the potatoes after 20 minutes. Add the onions and peppers at this point, if using.
- Cook another 10 minutes and check. Keep checking potatoes every 5 minutes. When they are the desired crispness, remove from oven, season with salt and enjoy!