I love not having to wake up at 7 and go straight to work – it gives me time to cook up a real breakfast!

Home fried potatoes, buttermilk pancakes, home fried potatoes, scrambled eggs…and did I mention the potatoes? They’re my favorite…they sizzle when they cook πŸ™‚

Home Fried Potatoes

3 tablespoons earth balance butter
3 russet potatoes, cubed
salt & pepper to taste

Rinse the potatoes after cubing and make sure to dry them. REALLY dry them, or the potato police will come after you for turning crispy potato yumminess into soggy icky mush.

Ok, now that they’re dry, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the potatoes and make sure they’re all coated well, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Now just let it sit there. No matter how much you want to stir them, flip them, and mix them all up, just let them be for at least 5-10 minutes.

See if one of the pieces is browning, if so, NOW you can mix them all up, and then let them sit still again for at least 5 minutes. Keep doing this until they’re pretty evenly browned. It took mine about 30 minutes to finish cooking.

And there you go! Try not to eat them all in one sitting or you may get a tummy ache….of course the pain would be worth every crunchy salty bite πŸ™‚

Feel free to play around with spices you like…garlic salt, cayenne, garam masala…have fun!

I’m starting to get into the groove of things and not feel so guilty staying at home while Matthew goes off to work.

If I keep busy cooking I don’t think Matthew will mind at all, either…