A true American classic, home fries. these are breakfast potatoes that should make an appearance worldwide. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, all jumbled up with sweet fried onions and a little kick from the chilli. Throw an egg on top and there’s your weekend!
Place the potatoes in a large pot and add salted water just to cover.
Bring to a boil and then simmer until the potatoes are just starting to soften. Drain.
In a large frying pan, saute the onion and capsicum (and fresh chilli if you have it!) in a little of the oil until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove then onion and garlic to a plate.
Heat enough olive oil to really coat the bottom of the pan and add the drained potatoes. Cook over medium heat, lifting and scraping often so the potatoes develop a crunchy brown crust (a cast-iron pan is brilliant for this).
Season with salt, pepper and a little smoked paprika to taste.
Add the onion and garlic that you sauteed earlier, and the butter. Stir to melt the butter and heat the veggies.
Serve as a side on your breakfast plate, or with a couple of fried eggs on top. Don't forget the hot sauce!