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Jonathan's Favorite Home Fries

  • SERVINGS: 4 TO 6
  • VEGETARIAN

Stonewall Kitchen co-owner Jonathan King adores these spicy sautéed potatoes; they go with just about anything.

  1. 5 medium red-skinned potatoes (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  4. 1 red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  5. 1 large onion, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 1/4 teaspoon pure mild chile powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  9. 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  10. Salt
  1. Steam the potatoes over boiling water until almost cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let the potatoes cool, then cut them into 1-inch chunks.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter in the oil until foamy. Add the red bell pepper and onion and cook over moderately high heat until just softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the potatoes, then cook over moderate heat without stirring until golden and crusty on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn the potatoes and cook, turning occasionally, until golden all over, about 15 minutes longer. Stir in the cayenne, chile powder, paprika, celery seeds and a generous pinch of salt and serve immediately.