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Home Fries

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min./batch.


8 servings

When I was little, my dad and I would get up early on Sundays and make these for the family. The rest of the gang would be awakened by the tempting aroma. —Teresa Koide, Manchester, Connecticut
Home Fries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 8 medium potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Remove bacon drippings from pan and reserve.
  2. Working in batches, add 1/4 cup bacon drippings, potatoes, onion, salt and pepper to pan; toss to coat. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until potatoes are golden brown and tender, 15-20 minutes, adding more drippings as needed. Stir in cooked bacon; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 349 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Beth
    Nov 1, 2020

    when we make our home fries, we cook them in the microwave for a few minutes BEFORE cooking in frying pan, It really speeds up the cooking time.

  • Brandy
    Oct 4, 2020

    Made these and loved them! So tasty and will make many more times!!!

  • danielleylee
    Sep 8, 2020

    I made this recipe on our beach vacation. I used leftover kielbasa instead of bacon and it turned out great.

  • caryl
    Aug 14, 2020

    On river trips, this recipe was called "cowboy potatoes" a treat to this day!

  • Littleruby1
    Aug 14, 2020

    First tasted as a, kid, my friends mother used to make. I started making it and have been making regularly, my husband loves and ask for all the time for breakfast. I chop fresh tomatoes and toss in with the bacon on top of the potatoes and onions. So good.

  • GoGinger22
    Aug 14, 2020

    I have made this with my Dad also . But we finished with about 8 eggs scrambled. Very good. He called it the mess.. was delicious

  • Gordon
    Aug 14, 2020

    Also works great using frozen Potatoes O'Brien. Sacrificing that the potato chunks aren't as big, but still a hit. Have also used bulk sausage as well as diced ham. Family prefers the bacon just slightly over the ham, the sausage, not as much as the other two.

  • Jennifer
    May 9, 2020

    This is a huge hit with my family of picky eaters. For my own serving I add whatever kind of peppers I have on hand. I'm especially fond of the small sweet peppers. To make dividing the bacon grease easier, I pour it in the bowl with the potatoes and toss the whole lot into my cast iron. If this is a lunch or dinner I'm making them for, I will reserve some of that grease in another pan and toss in shrimp and sausage so that everything has that delightful bacon flavor. Add a side of whatever produce-inspired salad or side you have on hand and a very satisfying meal indeed!

  • Stephanie
    Mar 6, 2020

    Been making these for years but I slice my potatoes (rather than cube them) and add onion and a little garlic seasoning to the skillet.

  • nihon
    Dec 24, 2019

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