Italian Home Fries Recipe and BonVoyage!

Friday, August 6, 2010
Freedom of the Sea's Royal Carribean in this picture above, we are leaving for vacation Sunday on this beauty,  for a 7 day Western Carribean Cruise, will continue to auto post until we  get back.  Sorry to all my blogging friends for not making any comments for awhile, will catch up with you all when I get back!  It's a special 10th anniversary for my hubby and I.
  I want to thank all my readers in advance for  all your continued support and will catch up with all of you on August 17th....bon voyage and thank you to my wonderful kids Chad and Curt for watching over things at the house and here while we're gone, as the carpenters start my new kitchen! So many things going on at the same time!
Last week I had a  great giveaway from CSN stores and  am so excited and pleased to announce the winner.
Congratulations goes out to Jennifer C from Pollocuisine..please send me your contact information so I can send you your $60.00 gift certificate!!  Thank you for participation in this giveaway, enjoy and happy shopping!

Here's today recipe Italian Style Home Fries!

Here's another one of those mustgoes ( 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 "mustgoes" she always got someone to ask what are mustgoes? She would say, "everything must go"!!!!  anything  during the week 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 mustgoes!
One of our favorites was potatoes,  peppers and zucchini combo's, now that'sa Italiano! Sometimes she'd add eggs to this and we would have what is referred to a frittata. At least that's what her and grandma called it. If there was meat it was added to it, like sausage or steak.
Very easy. Adaptable recipe. So anything goes, especially if you have must goes! My dad's recipe is just potatoes sliced and fried, mom added the rest!
3 large cleaned thinly sliced potatoes
2 peppers one green one yellow or red
1 large zucchini grated and some sliced
 grape tomatoes and whole milk fresh mozzarella
1 garlic cloved minced, optional onions chopped
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste
1 tablespoon grating cheese
Optional Italian flavored bread crumbs
I a large heated fry pan, add 1/4 cup olive oil, saute garlic and peppers 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.
Note grape tomatoes are cut out stuffed with mozzarella cheese  with sliced peppers on a toothpick for garnish.
Printable Recipe


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

  2. Have a great holiday claudia!

  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.

  4. Have a wonderful, wonderful time and congratulations!

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

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

  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.

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

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

  10. Happy anniversary have fun
    lovely recipe

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

  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!

  13. Yaaay, love :-)

    Happy Anniversary my sweet!

    Catch some rays for me and send 'em back

  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!

  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,

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  24. Hi
    Pls accept this award

  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.


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

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

    Happy travels.

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

    I love home fries and these are fantastic!

  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!

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


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