The ingredients for making the perfect home fries are incredibly simple, and we’re pretty sure you have most of them on hand already.
For our addictive home fries, you will need four medium Yukon Gold or russet potatoes. We recommend using these potatoes because they get just the right amount of golden brown color on the outside, while staying creamy and cooked through on the inside. They can handle being fried and roasted just as well. But if all you have are red potatoes or white potatoes, that’s totally fine, too! You just won’t get as deep of a yellow color on the outside.
Besides potatoes, you will need 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil for pan-frying. The butter prevents the oil from burning, and the oil helps distribute the fat solids in the butter more equally among the face of the potatoes. All this helps obtain that perfect crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside texture thing, so bear with us.
And finally, we like to top our home fries with a mix of minced garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Fresh parsley is best for this, but you can also use dried parsley or fresh cilantro if that’s what you have. You can even omit the herbs, and the fries will still taste amazing.