Fingerling Homefries

Fingerling potatoes are a great thing. They have such great potato taste. I try to substitute them for “regular” potatoes whenever I can just to get that extra potato punch. This time I decided to make homefries (that I usually make with russets) with fingerling potatoes instead and boy was I ever happy with the difference!

Fingerling HomefriesThis recipe for homefries really lets that fingerling potato flavor shine. Also try my spicy home fries.

Fingerling Homefries

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves chopped


  • Bring a medium pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until they are just fork-tender. Drain and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Smash potatoes flat with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a small bowl.
  • Add oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions. Season with salt and add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. Saute 7-8 minutes or until the onions are just starting to soften.
  • Add the potatoes to the pan, toss with the onions, and flatten them out to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Let the potatoes cook for a few minutes then flip and again flatten out. Repeat this process until the potatoes get a bit of a crust on them and begin to turn golden brown.
  • Serve garnished with parsley.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.