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Quick Crispy Home Fries
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 14 mins
Total Time: 24 mins

You can make crispy home fries quickly using our par-cooking hack! These vegan and gluten free crispy potatoes are the best part of any breakfast!

Course: Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy home fries recipe, how to make breakfast potatoes, how to make home fries, quick home fries
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 5 votes
close up of home fries on a white plate
  • 4 small russet potatoes washed and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or other high heat oil or fat - see NOTES
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black peppe
  1. Wash potatoes and poke multiple times with a fork. Wrap each potato in a small piece of paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 7 to 9 minutes until just fork tender (but not falling apart!)

  2. Transfer to a cutting board (they will be hot!) and slice into 1/2" pieces. I cut each half into 8 pieces but it really depends on the size and shape of the potato.

  3. Heat a large 12" frying pan (or cast iron skillet) over medium high heat. Once hot, add oil. Allow oil to heat up and then add potato chunks in a single layer. Sprinkle with half of the paprika, salt and pepper.

  4. Cook for 12 to 14 minutes, turning 3 to 4 times to make sure all sides get browned evenly. Sprinkle remaining paprika, salt and pepper on potatoes as you turn them.

  5. When done, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel (single layer if you want them to stay crispy) until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Crispy Home Fries
Amount Per Serving (0.25 g)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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