I know what you must be thinking – food, on a Friday? What’s going on? Plus, what in world happened to beauty Wednesday this week? Well, friends, sometimes we have one of THOSE weeks. You know, when there’s a little too much week and way too little time. It’s that kind of week when we really need some comfort food! One of my great comfort foods is just perfect for Flashback Friday – home fried potatoes & onions, just like my Mom used to make.
There’s nothing fancy, no razzle dazzle here – just a warm, comforting and delicious dish that automatically transports me back to my Mom’s kitchen, when I was barely tall enough to catch a glimpse over the frying pan. We always asked her to please make “home fries.” Slicing the potatoes and onions always brings a rush of warm memories. The joyful anticipation of potatoes that are crispy on the edges, soft and tender on the inside, their flavor totally enhanced by onions that are caramelized to perfect sweetness, immediately takes the edge off the day. It’s that taste of the home we once knew, that has become a taste of the home we make our own.
The only thing I’ve changed to my Mom’s original way of making her home fried potatoes & onions is using McCormick’s Salt-Free Garlic & Herb Perfect Pinch, instead of individual spices.
- 6 large potatoes, cut into ¼” slices
- 2-3 large onions, cut into ½” slices
- Approximately ½ cup of olive oil
- 4-5 tablespoons of butter
- ½ teaspoon of McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Garlic & Herb Salt-Free
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- In an electric skillet or large, stove-top skillet, add olive oil, butter and onions and cook on medium heat.
- Cook and stir onions for about 5 minutes.
- Add potatoes and spices; cover.
- Cook and stir frequently, over low heat, turning potatoes and onions to ensure even cooking, until onions are caramelized and potatoes are soft, approximately 40 minutes. Cook potatoes to desired level of “crispy,” turning heat back to medium for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
Home fried potatoes & onions make a great side dish to a grilled sirloin steak or a delicious burger! Mr. Smarty Pants loves having leftovers the next morning for breakfast with some scrambled eggs. What is one of your favorite comfort foods from childhood?
I’m so happy you flashed back with me to a little edible comfort today. I hope you have a happy Friday and please come join me tonight for our fun Best of the Weekend party at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
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