A dish usually served at breakfast
in the eastern United States consisting of cubed potato
es, either precooked or raw, fried
(on a diner grill, not a barbecue
) until browned. The dish is sometimes augmented with the addition of onion
or green bell pepper
, and some restaurants enhance its color with paprika
. If home fries are done correctly, this is unnecessary. "Smothered home fries
," or home fries covered with melted cheese
, are sometimes considered a complete meal.
Do not confuse home fries with hash browns, which are served in the place of home fries in places west of the Mississippi. They are very good, but a different thing entirely.