Italian Home Fries

Friday, August 6, 2010
Growing up this was a typical side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dad usually was in charge of making home fries.
These are all dressed up the way Mom and I liked them. You can adapt this basic home fries recipe. You can leave them plain or with additions.




How to make Italian style home fries with vegetables. Peppers zucchini garlic mozzarella and bread crumbs are on top.





Here's today recipe Italian Style Home Fries!




Here is another one of those must goes ( for those of you who are new here, the story was if you asked mom what we were having for dinner tonight she would say everything must go and that's what "must goes" are.


Anything mom had in the refrigerator leftover would all be taken out at the end of the week.


So, we had zucchini starting to get soft, peppers, and lots of potatoes in the house, it was time to make the must goes!



How to make Italian style home fries with vegetables. Peppers zucchini garlic mozzarella and bread crumbs are on top.



Great Anytime



These potatoes go great anytime for any breakfast, lunch or dinner side dish.


One of our favorites was potatoes, peppers and zucchini combo's, now that's Italiano with breadcrumbs and mozzarella on top!


Sometimes she'd add eggs to this and we would have what is referred to a frittata. At least that's what she and grandma called it. If there was meat it was added to it, like sausage or steak.


Home fries are the best breakfast side dish!


How to make Italian style home fries with vegetables. Peppers zucchini garlic mozzarella and bread crumbs are on top.


Adaptable recipe.



My dad's recipe is just potatoes sliced and fried, mom added the fancy vegetables she likes!


I love these either way.



How to make Italian style home fries with vegetables. Peppers zucchini garlic mozzarella and bread crumbs are on top.




Italian Home Fries


3 large cleaned thinly sliced potatoes

grape tomatoes sliced or left whole stuffed and whole milk fresh mozzarella (top with fresh basil leaves)

1 garlic cloves minced, optional onions chopped

salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste

1 tablespoon grating cheese

Italian flavored bread crumbs



Optional:



2 peppers one green one yellow or red

1 large zucchini grated and some sliced

1 small grated or sliced onion


I a large heated fry pan, add 1/4 cup olive oil, saute garlic (add onion, and peppers if using) to flavor the oil, add potatoes. Fry stirring frequently till very browned. Add the grated zucchini towards the end and slices as they cook quickly. You can add anything cooked you like at this point. You can also add the bread crumbs on top before serving with some grated parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella.

Note: grape tomatoes have the middles removed, stuffed with mozzarella cheese with fresh basil, sliced peppers on a toothpick for garnish.


How to make Italian style home fries with vegetables. Peppers zucchini garlic mozzarella and bread crumbs are on top.

32 comments

  1. Very interesting recipe!
    Have a great vacation Claudia!

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  2. Have a great holiday claudia!

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  3. Congrats on your 10th anniversary! Have fun on your vacation! I don't have much patience in my cooking but I will be patient waiting for you to be back for more wonderful recipes :D Love the dish here.

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  4. Have a wonderful, wonderful time and congratulations!

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  5. Hello! This blend is making me hungry!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. love to cook with 'mustgos' - my favorite eats - have a wonderful trip and happy anniversary.

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  7. Happy anniversary! Hope you enjoy a wonderful vacation. We just returned from a month up in the Adirondacks. We usually make a trip to The Franklin Hotel, but it didn't quite work out. I will just have to make some of your Utica Greens for myself at home.

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  8. Hey Claudia, have a great vacation and Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Hope you have a blast. Take lots of photos to share with us!

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  10. Happy anniversary have fun
    lovely recipe

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  11. The home fries look great! Have a wonderful safe trip and get some rest!!

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  12. I love peppers with potatoes. Mmm, mmm, mustgoes! Happy happy anniversary to you and Captain Nemo!! You deserve all the best and I hope you have an amazing, relaxing, wonderful and romantic trip!

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  13. Yaaay, love :-)

    Happy Anniversary my sweet!

    Catch some rays for me and send 'em back

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  14. Congratulations to Jennifer-that's so nice! Hope you have a nice time, Claudia. Sounds like you will for sure...
    Oh, and this dish looks stellar. Home fries would actually really hit the spot right now!

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  15. Wednesdays is usually a mustgo supper for us...right before I hit the grocery store again. I do love being creative with all the great creative dishes that were made during that week.

    Your cruise sounds wonderful...have yourselves a fun and relaxing voyage ;o)

    All the best,
    Claudia

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  16. Have a great time:) Take lots of pics... Happy Anniversary! This dish looks fantastic, very unique:)

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  17. I have "mustgoes" every Wednesday before new stuff comes in on Thursday! Your "mustgoes" are much tastier than mine. Love the vegetable home fries. have a grand vacation!

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  18. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Have a fun vacation! Love this mustgoes - such a cute name.

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  19. I just love how you present your dishes. Colorful and delicious dish of home fries!

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  20. I love italian cuisine!! I come from Gera blog, love yours! gloria

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  21. WOW!!! Thanks Claudia and CSN!!! Thats awesome!!! I can't wait to go shopping!! I love your blog and my goal is to try and make everything on here!!! Thanks Again!!!

    Jennifer C.

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  22. wonderful recipe,claudia!
    a great vacation for you and nemo!

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  23. Congratulations on your anniversary. I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise!

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  25. Hi

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment under the cookies. Unfortunately my kitten didn't make it and passed away. Infact next Sunday will be a year that he passed away.

    I hope you try those cookies, they are seriously delish.

    Maria
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  26. Ohh...those potatoes look so good Claudia! I will never loose weight if I keep reading this stuff!

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  27. Have a wonderful trip. Get some well deserved R&R.

    Happy travels.

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  28. Happy Anniversary Claudia! Hope you have a great vacation :)

    I love home fries and these are fantastic!

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  29. Have a wonderful vacation. I love cruise life and it's PERFECT for us foodies.
    Safe travels. Lots of fun. Have a great time!

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  30. Love these potatoes. Sounds like our recipe, only with sweet italian sausages added to it. Delicious.

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