A Simple Recipe for Vegan Breakfast Home Fries

Seasoned potato wedges. Seasoned with salt and pepper on baking tray and wire rack
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
226 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 226
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g
Calcium 84mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Classic all-American diner-style vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free breakfast home fries! Who doesn't like a greasy, filling potato fry-up for breakfast, whether you're vegetarian or vegan or not?  Home fries are often confused for hash browns, but this dish is made by dicing potatoes rather than shredding them.

The nutritional makeup of potatoes goes to show that foods laden with carbohydrates do have advantages, but if you're watching your weight or have a medical condition, such as diabetes, that requires you to limit carbs, don't overindulge in this dish.

Home fries go well with other breakfast foods for vegans and vegetarians, such as a simple tofu scramble, a batch of vegan blueberry pancakes or vegan french toast. You can also serve home fries with tofu bacon or sausage and a couple of pieces of regular toast if you're pressed for time.

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes, chopped into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent. Note that garlic can burn easily, so be sure not to cook it for too long. You can add the garlic a minute or two after the onion to avoid the risk of burning it.

  2. Add the potatoes and cook until they're tender, stirring frequently. You may need to sample one or two potatoes to determine how tender they are.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for two to three more minutes. Let the home fries sit for a minute before serving to allow them to cool down.

Recipe Variation

  • If you're a fan of spicy food, try adding bell peppers or jalapenos to this dish for extra heat. But if the other people you're preparing the dish for don't share your love of spicy food, make the dish as is but add salsa or hot sauce to your serving.