Home fries

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Home fries
Flickr lifeontheedge 3672951574--Home fried potatoes.jpg
A plate of home fried potatoes, showing the irregular size and texture of the potato dish
Alternative namesHouse fries, country potatoes, sometimes American fries
Main ingredientsPotatoes, vegetable oil or butter

Home fries (US, Canada), house fries (US), American fries (US), fried potatoes (UK, Canada and regional US), Bratkartoffeln (German), bistro potatoes (southeastern US), or peasant potatoes[citation needed] are a type of basic potato dish made by pan- or skillet-frying chunked, sliced, wedged or diced potatoes that are sometimes unpeeled and may have been par-cooked by boiling, baking, steaming, or microwaving.[1][2] They are sometimes served as a substitute for hash browns.

Home fries (or fried potatoes) are often paired with onions.

In North America, home fries are popular as a breakfast side dish.[3]

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  1. ^ Storey, M. (2012). 500 Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends: Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried-And-True, Handed-Down, Soul-Satisfying Dishes. Storey Publishing, LLC. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-61212-222-9. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Lukins, S. (1997). U.S.A. Cookbook. Workman Publishing Company. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7611-7889-7. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Andrew (2007). The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 505. ISBN 9780195307962.