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Crispy Home Fries

Crispy Home Fries in a red lipped bowl

Everyone always asks me for my crispy home fries recipe. It’s my go-to breakfast potato dish to pair with eggs, but easily makes a great side for a sandwich or burger. They’re so easy to make and I just love how the potatoes end up so crispy!

This recipe is more about the technique than the recipe.  The trick is to par-cook the potatoes and then roughly toss them so their surface is a little mashed up.  It’s the fluffy, roughed up surfaces that brown and turn super crispy while roasting.


Crispy Home Fries

Serving Size: 4

Crispy Home Fries


potatoes, cut into small chunks


  1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes and 1 teaspoon of salt. Boil for 10 minutes – set a timer!
  3. Drain potatoes in a colander and place them back in the pot. Add 2 teaspoons oil and ½ teaspoon salt. Toss in pot roughly to slightly bash the potatoes.
  4. Place potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet, and spread into a single layer. Roast, turning potatoes half way through, until crispy and slightly browned - about 35 – 40 minutes.

Tips for Crispy Home Fries:

  • You can substitute baking potatoes for yellow fleshed potatoes.
  • Make sure you set a timer for 10 minutes when you add the potatoes to the boiling water, it’s important not to overcook them. If you do, you’ll end up with mashed potatoes.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper, oil your baking sheet well before adding the potatoes so that they don’t stick.
  • These potatoes taste perfect as-is, but you can also get creative.  Try adding a little rosemary or thyme as they bake.  I also love adding a sprinkle of curry powder with the salt.
  • By placing the oven rack on the bottom, it helps the potatoes to brown.