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November 15, 2017

Sage Browned Butter Homemade Home Fries

Make any brunch a little fancier by serving decadent Sage Browned Butter Homemade Home Fries! This twist on classic home fries makes for the perfect side dish, can be made in advance and is super delicious for a crowd! Brown butter with fresh sage in a skillet. When the sage has crisped, break it apart, then add diced russet potatoes. Cook until fork tender and crisp on the outside. Serve warm as the perfect holiday (or anytime!) brunch side!

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I want to dive straight into this bowl of home fries and spend at least a week eating my feelings.

Because potatoes = comfort food and because this past week has been insanely stressful.

And no, none of it has been about our impending holiday travel.

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Last week, Lady A picked up something that appeared to be a marshmallow (but was NOT) at the park, prompting a very stressful trip to the emergency room.

Thankfully, she is fine and didn’t show any signs of being affected by whatever it was that she ate. She also informed me that our ER visit was “a lot of fun” as we were walking out a few hours later.

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The doctors and nurses think that the marshmallow-esque substance was probably some kind of fertilizer, but honestly, y’all. Who sprinkles a ton of fertilizer at near the play area of a park? Uncool.

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Then after last week’s park debacle, I woke up on Monday morning with an earache. So I sprinted over to the walk-in clinic, where I learned I have a full-blown ear infection in my left ear, fluid in my right and potentially strep, too.

So.

That’s awesome.

And I still don’t feel much better than I did on Monday morning.

So this big ‘ol bowl of potatoes? An absolute necessity right now.

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The idea behind these home fries was simple: I love browned butter. I love sage. I love them together. And I certainly love potatoes, so why not throw them all into one pan and let ‘em mingle and become delicious for a Thanksgiving (or holiday!) brunch side?

I ended up serving them with my Hearty Holiday Quiche, though you can certainly pair them with whatever you’re serving at brunch. They’d pair beautifully with those Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls or a Vegan Breakfast Apple Crisp, too, adding a nice savory element to the table. Or my Thanksgiving Brunch Salad because YUM.

Basically, these home fries serve as the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ve got on your brunch table. And I have a feeling your guests will gobble ‘em up, assuming they’re potato people. 😉

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Now who wants some home fries for their holiday brunch?

Scroll on down to learn just how easy these beauties are to make!

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Sage Browned Butter Homemade Home Fries

Make any brunch a little fancier by serving decadent Sage Browned Butter Homemade Home Fries! This twist on classic home fries makes for the perfect side dish, can be made in advance and is super delicious for a crowd! Brown butter with fresh sage in a skillet. When the sage has crisped, break it apart, then add diced russet potatoes. Cook until fork tender and crisp on the outside. Serve warm as the perfect holiday (or anytime!) brunch side!

Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Brunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes , scrubbed and cut into ½” dice (about 5 ½ cups when cut)
  • 5.5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch fresh sage (about 20 leaves)
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt-free Creole seasoning

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the sage, and let the two cook.

  2. When the sage begins to crisp up and the butter begins browning, break the sage into tiny bits.

  3. Add the diced potatoes.

  4. Cooking over medium heat, move the potatoes occasionally so they all are able to brown in the browned butter mixture. This should take 20-30 minutes, depending on the heat on your stovetop.

  5. Serve warm with additional crispy sage, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These home fries could be made a few days in advance and heated in the oven. Heat at 250°F for 15-25 minutes to warm through and crisp the outsides of the potatoes. (They will become softer in the refrigerator.) Keep an eye on them, as you don't want them to burn.

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6 Comments

  1. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    YUM. I love me some home fries – especially homemade! I can’t wait to make these. Maybe for the Friday after Thanksgiving for brunch??! Yes.

  2. Danielle Green

    Who doesn’t like potatoes? No one I know! These are great for brunches, lunches and dinners!

  3. Malinda

    Oh no! I hope you get feeling better soon! We love eating these types of potatoes with our breakfasts on the weekends!

  4. Melissa Howell

    I bet this makes your kitchen smell amazing!

  5. Julie Evink

    So much flavor with so few ingredients!!! Love it!! I also love potatoes! So what a perfect recipe! Breakfast, lunch or dinner!! YUM!

  6. Valentina @Valentina's Corner

    So easy yet so delicious. Perfect for any meal of day. Yumm..

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