This home fries recipe is super simple to make. It’s perfect for a hearty vegan breakfast and could even be an easy dinner recipe, for those of us who LOVE brinner (breakfast for dinner). This recipe is kid friendly, gluten free, and full of flavor. Definitely give it a try or save it on Pinterest for later!
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What Are Home Fries?
I was speaking to my love the other day, telling him about my newfound love of home fries and to my surprise, he thought I was talking about french fries! I told him home fries are different from french fries, so he says “Ohhh, you mean the fries that are cut into big wedges?!”. So I decided to school him on what exactly home fries are and felt I should let you all know in case you’ve never heard of them!
Home Fries are potatoes that are usually cut into cubes and sautéed or baked in the oven until golden brown and crispy. This dish is typically eaten for breakfast or brunch. Some people make their home fries plain, with just the potatoes. Most people will add some peppers or onions, or both, to the potatoes. I decided to make mine extra special by adding my homemade gluten free vegan sausage to the home fries, along with bell peppers and kale, topped with a yummy chipotle cream sauce.
Are there any of you who have never had home fries before? I must admit, I had never heard of them until I moved to the south, when my dad retired in Atlanta. I believe this is a classic southern American breakfast.
Home Fries Seasoning. Easy Fajita Seasoning for Home Fries
I season the potatoes in this home fries recipe with fajita/taco seasoning. I simply mix equal parts (1 teaspoon each, but you can use more or less of each seasoning) ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, oregano, lemon pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. It’s quick and delicious.
What is Chipotle in Adobo Sauce?
Chipotle peppers are smoked-dried jalapeño peppers. Adobo sauce is made from other dried peppers that have been soaked, vinegar, onion, garlic, sweetener like brown sugar, and spices like cinnamon, cumin, clove, oregnao, and a few other spices. The recipe differs slightly depending on who is making it.
My Favorite Way to Eat Home Fries
I love eating these home fries over creamy grits! I made my grits with cashew cream and added some of my homemade Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese at the end. It was DELICOUS! Check out the cream cheese recipe if you haven’t tried it yet. It gets rave reviews from people who have tried it!
Then, I top it with mashed avocado, sauerkraut, and chipotle cream!
One cup of kale contains 684% of the daily recommended of vitamin K, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C. It has been shown to protect against colon and prostate cancer, and it is an excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids. Please note that kale has recently been listed at the top of the Dirty Dozen list, so it is best to purchase kale that is verified to be organic.
Bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges, help boost the immune system, lower inflammation in the arteries, and help get rid of free radicals in the body.
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Home Fries with Sausage, Peppers, Kale, & Chipotle Cream
A delicious Home Fries recipe with Sausage, Peppers, Kale, and Chipotle Cream. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner!
- 5 medium sized red potatoes cut into ½ inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 3 tablespoons fajita or taco seasoning divided
- 1 green bell pepper cut into cubes
- 1 red bell pepper cut into cubes
- 1 orange bell pepper cut into cubes
- 1 ½ cups vegan sausage cut into chunks
- 5 dinosaur kale leaves roughly chopped
- Any toppings you want I top mine with avocado and sauerkraut
- 1 heaping cup zucchini, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce more or less depending on your liking
- ¾ cups water filtered if possible
- ½ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
- salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of fajita or taco seasoning. Mix everything well and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, make the chipotle cream by placing everything but the cilantro in a blender and blending until smooth. Once smooth, add the cilantro and blitz it for 1 – 2 seconds, so little specs of green cilantro show throughout the sauce. Pour into a container and set aside.
Next, place a large pan or large pot on medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, all of the bell peppers, and 1 tablespoon of fajita or taco seasoning. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the peppers have softened slightly, but are not overcooked. You can cover the pot or pan with a lid to help the peppers cook faster, but be sure to watch them so they don’t burn.
Next, add the sausage and kale. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes, or until the kale has wilted. Turn off the heat and set aside if your potatoes are still cooking.
Once the potatoes are done, add them to the pot or pan with the bell peppers, kale, etc… Stir everything well. Turn on the heat to medium if you need to warm everything up.
To serve, place the home fries on a plate, drizzle the chipotle cream on top, and add any toppings, if using.
A quicker version of the Chipotle Cream is to use vegan mayonnaise and just blend it with the lemon juice, cumin, chipotle in adobo sauce, garlic, salt, and add the cilantro at the end.