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Truck Stop Home Fries

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Truck Stop Home Fries
40 Min

Keep your eyes "peeled" for the biggest spud on the road! Yes, in celebration of 75 years of Idaho Potatoes, the Famous Idaho Potato Truck will be touring the country! In salute, enjoy our tasty Truck Stop Home Fries made with this all-American favorite.

What You'll Need

  • 6 Idaho russet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do


  1. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with water; add potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until fork-tender; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then crumble. Add onion to bacon fat and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until it starts to brown. Add potatoes, bacon, salt, and pepper; toss gently and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown, stirring occasionally.



  • Plus, if you loved these homemade French fries, don't forget to check out our recipe for Homemade Onion Rings!

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These are some of my most favorite things to cook, they go with many things and "the house" loves-em!!!

Well, I born and raised in Arkansas, never had a bell pepper in my live in taters, nor bacon nor onions for that matter. My German mother in law, when I was in Germany, made home fries, nothing but taters. Yes the bell peppers, onion would be o'brien and are distinctly not your traditional home fry. The bacon would be an additrional treat and flavor. Sometimes we get regional recipes mixed up. What may be tradition in one area may not be in another. So lets be careful saying someone is wrong calling it what they know from their area of the country.

Am I the only one who remembers that "home fries" traditionally include chopped bell pepper? Not dissin' the recipe, just questioning its authenticity. In fact, I have often wished while on mmy many travels that authentic home fries DIDN'T include bell peppers, because to my palate any dish cooked with GREEN bell peppers (as opposed to their riper yellow, orange, and red siblings) tastes like nothing else BUT green bell peppers -- not a desirable outcome!

No Green bell pepper in my traditionally recipe

No my mother would have thought a lack of bell peppers would have been on par with heresy.

Yummiest it was easy to do I told my boy they should do this for there beast feast at camp! So good ya instead of salt and pepper I used Montreal steak seasoning real good I give it 5 stars

This is almost what my mom use to make. Just add eggs when warm.

I don't like the ads either. But I still love your recipes. F. G.

The potatoes may be good, but I HATE, HATE, HATE these Vibrant ads that cover up the recipe when I try to copy them to a Word doc! They screw up my computer every time! If you continue to use them, I'm cancelling my subn to Mr. Food.

Don't know what browser your using but I use Firefox with the add on Ad Block Plus - no problems hope this helps

I use Google chrome with ad block...never saw an ad on here. Didn't even know they were on here.

This is exactly how my Mom and Grandma taught me to make fried taters!!! Nothing better in the world on a cold winter night!

If you add some vinegar, and a little bit of mayo, it gives it an entirely different potato salad. Use bacon, or any leftover meats like ham for example. My SIL's recipe and my daughter and I love it

Why drain the bacon when it is going to be added back to a pan full of bacon grease?

While the bacon is draining it is cooling at the same time so it can be crumbled easier.

My mother always cut the bacon before cooking. Just leave the bacon in its "slab" and cut a bit less than 1/2 inch strips. It cooks up already in pieces which end up a little bigger than crumbled pieces anyway, and save a step or two.

this sounds delicious, as given. an irish persons dream. That is a great comment, lala1941jan. I applaud you for humor. Keep all the potato recipes coming!!!

Can add diced green pepper with the onion and have O'brien potatoes with the added flavor of bacon SO Good! a meal in itself

You may add anything you like,,, then dial 911.


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