Happy Birthday Pat / Recipe for Homemade Home Fries

SOOO sorry for the lack of posting recently.  I’m sure everyone is busy this time of year with holiday parties, running out to do last minute shopping, and of course baking and getting ready for all of the great food we will be eating this time of year.  It has also been really busy for us because my husband and I both have birthdays right before Christmas!!  Pat’s birthday was this past Monday, December 17 (and mine is coming up on December 22!)

Growing up, my mom always had a tradition of making everyone’s favorite meals on their birthday.  I always had her make her famous Beef Stroganoff for my birthdays.  My youngest brother, David, always loved Thanksgiving dinner so much that he requested a full Thanksgiving dinner every year on his birthday!!!!

I decided to continue this fun family tradition now that I am married.  I asked Pat what he wanted for his birthday dinner.  He loves breakfast so much, so he requested breakfast for dinner!!  I made a delicious meal of eggs, bacon, and crispy home fries!!  Check out my easy recipe for home fries/ fried potatoes below!

Recipe: Home Fries


  • 3 Russett potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Peel and cut potatoes into bite sized pieces.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter into a pan on the stove over medium heat.  (If you are making more potatoes, my rule of thumb would be for each extra potato you add in, add another tablespoon of butter)
  • Toss your potatoes into the melted butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Fry in the butter until potatoes are crispy and golden-brown, stirring occasionally to brown both sides of each piece of potato.
And that’s it!  Really easy recipe!!

xoxo, Food Marriage