Home Fries (Fried Potatoes, Bratkartoffeln, pommes de terre sautées)

I swear, I had some herbs left somewhere!

I sweare, I had some herbs left somewhere!

750 g potatoes, diced (en carrées)
50 g Ham, Bacon, or even smoked Tofu if you want the recipe to be vegan
1 avg. Onion, diced
1 clove Garlic
2 pcs Chillies, “Hot Thai”
1 tbsp Butter (or oil for the vegans)
1/2 handful Parsil, finely chopped
1 thumbthick bunch Chives, finely sliced


[EDIT: exchanged a trademarked word with its non-trademarked synonym. See comment section for a hint]
Put the dry (do not wash the dices) potato dices in a medium hot, oiled Polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE)-coated pan. Let the potatoes roast two or three minutes before you can say that you like the colour and the crispness.
Do not add salt.

That is too light

That is too light


That is too late

That is too late


Try not to get distracted too much; reading Slashdot comments might be a bad idea. It will nevertheless need about twenty minutes depending on the size of the dices. The potatoes need to be fully cooked before you can add more of the ingredients.
Prepare these ingredients in the meantime. Instead of reading Slashdot.
Still looking for the herbs

Still looking for the herbs


Slice them and dice them and finally: chop them finely.
Sliced and diced and chopped finely

Sliced and diced and chopped finely


Make some room in the pan and place the chillies and the ham/bacon/tofu there.
There they go

There they go


Let it go for some seconds. If the ham/bacon has not enough fat or is unwilling to let it go fast enough add a drip of oil or two. If you really want to use the tofu: it will need a drip of oil or it burns and gets quite a nasty taste. Also, it will not taste very good if burned.
Add the butter/oil.
Mmh…even more cholesterol!

Mmh…even more cholesterol!


Don’t waste any time and hurry to add the onion!
Switch on the exhaust hood!

Switch on the exhaust hood!


Let them go until they are transparent.
Add the garlic.
The old Egyptians went on strike for garlic and beer

The old Egyptians went on strike for garlic and beer


Let it go for some seconds.
Add the herbs (which are still amiss and nobody wants to admit to have taken them. Grrr!), salt and black pepper and mix it all.
Mix it, Ba…uhm…no, won't say that.

Mix it, Ba…uhm…no, won’t say that.


Serve the vegan variant.
For the omnivores:
Bartkartoffeln mit Makrele

The potatoes with a cured pepper-mackerel on top


The ugly thing on top is a mackerel, filleted and boned, roasted, densely lined with pepper-berries (black, green and the red variant which is not a real pepper botanically as far as I know) and cured for some days in a bit of thin pickle, just enough to cover the filets. I will give an illustrated recipe the next time I do it again.

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2 thoughts on “Home Fries (Fried Potatoes, Bratkartoffeln, pommes de terre sautées)

  1. Sara

    Hi – Thanks for recommending a pan with Teflon® nonstick coating for your Home Fries recipe. I represent DuPont and it’s always a pleasure to see people recommending our products.

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  2. deamentiaemundi Post author

    It is nice, Sara, to see some companies choose a little hint instead of the large hammer others do prefer, so I did not hesitate to change my blog entry according to your unspoken wish.
    Thanks for your patience,
    CZ

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