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Jimmy's Naked Homefries

Ingredients:

1 medium/large russett potato
2 tbl vegetable or canola oil
1/2 tbl butter
pinch salt & pepper

Makes enough for 1 half-Plate serving

Directions:
Wash the potato and then cut into irregular shapes roughly the size of 1/2-inch cubes.  Add the oil and butter to a large fry pan on medium-high heat.  After the butter melts, add the potatoes to the pan and stir to coat.  Spread the potatoes in a single layer, then do not touch them for four minutes. After the four minutes, stir them around in a single layer and do not touch for another four mintues. Stir, then repeat this cycle two more times for a total of 16 minutes.  If the fries are developing a nice brown color and crust allow them to cook for another four minutes for a total of 20.  If they are a little too light in color for your taste, turn the heat to high and finish cooking to your liking.  Once done, pour the potatoes out into a paper-towel-covered plate and briefly pat the fries dry, then immediately remove the paper towel and apply a light pinch of salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot.

Hints:
When done properly and without any extra spices, the homefries will add another dimension of flavor and authenticity that you might miss with deep-fried or baked/frozen potatoes.  Their simplicity of flavor is absolutlely key and will be lost if you add in any other flavors.  When cooking, err on the side of a gentle medium heat rather than a high heat unitl the end and you will be rewarded.  These fries are intentionally simple resist the urge to doctor them up.  In a pinch, deep frying is a good alternative for texture and flavor.  For a shortcut, you can use frozen fries in a variety of shapes cooked per the product packaging.