Good morning and happy Friday to all my readers! Usually I’m at work during this time however today I get to go in later. Mornings fly by so fast and I’m for the most part busy with taking care of chores around the house so I don’t have too much time to spend on breakfast. Trying to put together any type of meal around my apartment is hard due to the fact that my pantry is about empty. Usually for breakfast, if I have time to eat I have granola, fruit, eggs, and a yogurt. Today I wanted to try and use up some red skinned potatoes I had resting on the counter. I thought home fries would be a wonderful way to use them not to mention its not a time consuming project and you need only a few simple ingredients. Brandon showed me a quick way on how to put a delicious twist on breakfast potatoes. He calls this Lyonnaise home fries.
Lyonnaise means “from Lyon” after the city in France. Lyonnaise potatoes is a french dish of sliced pan fried potatoes, thinly sliced onions, garlic and butter. Sometimes the addition of herbs are included. This dish is typically in the form of a gratin but for this recipe we cooked ours the way you would for breakfast potatoes just using the ingredients of lyonnaise. The secret to french cooking is butter, butter, and more butter. Therefore this isn’t the healthiest dish, if you are on a diet you don’t have to use as much butter or can substitute oil, take in mind that results may vary. I prefer to do mine in a cast iron skillet because of the high heat it gives the onions, garlic, and potatoes the nice carmelization your looking for plus you can put the pan straight into the oven without having to switch it into another baking dish. We added hot sauce to this because it gives a great flavor and nice little kick. You can substitute dry spices or other seasoning if desired. Lastly, seasoning the potatoes is tough. Your going to think your using a lot of salt but really you aren’t. You need to keep adding salt throughout the cooking and keep tasting because its takes a while to finally get the appropriate taste.
Lyonnaise Potatoes Ingredients:
-10 each small red skinned potatoes, cut into small cubes
-1/2 stick Butter
-4 each Cloves garlic, shaved thin
-1 each Yellow onion, julienne thin
-Franks red hot sauce, TT
Method of Prep:
-Heat cast Iron skillet (or fry pan) on medium. Add in 1 table spoon of butter, let melt.
-Add in potatoes, season with salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
-Heat oven to 425.
-Add in 1 more tablespoon of butter, mix until melted.
-Add onions, stir. Add garlic, stir.
-Add in another tablespoon of butter, stir.
-Cook until everything has a nice caramelized look. Keep adding butter to the mix to help deglaze the bottom of pan. Continue seasoning.
-Add in a few dashes of Franks and stir.
-Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are ready.