Outrageous Home Fries!

Hello friends! And happy *almost* Fourth of July!

Right now I am in the Northwoods of Wisconsin enjoying some time at the lake with my family!

It is absolutely gorgeous up here. Bright blue sky. Shimmering lakes. Gorgeous sunsets. Life just doesn’t get much better than this.

Unless, of course, you’re sitting down to a plate of this deliciousness.

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

This scrumptious dinner is my Roasted Red Potato Home Fries with Zesty Sautéed Veggies and a Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce!

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

And it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, and (if you use sweet potatoes…) Paleo!

Can I just tell you…this was outstanding. Even my cousins — who are veggie averse — gobbled it up and said they loved it!!

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 3)

6 Organic Red Skinned Potatoes, diced

6 Asparagus Spears, Chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 cup sugar snap peas, chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprike
1/2 tsp cumin
sprinkle of garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 green onion, chopped (garnish)

Sauce:
1 red pepper, roasted, peeled and then chopped (option:store bought roasted red peppers)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper

Tools:
baking sheet
sauteé pan
tongs
bowl
food processor
good chef’s knife (this is the one I use and love)
tinfoil (I use nonstick and it’s a game changer)
plastic wrap

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place your diced potatoes on an olive oil-sprayed, tinfoil-lined baking sheet. Spritz the potatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown, stirring once half-way through.

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

In the meantime, roast your red pepper. (This is optional, you can also use store bought, but I personally love the flavor of doing it myself. Plus…no preservatives.)

To roast the red pepper, I literally set it on our gas flame burner and kept turning it with tongs until it was completely charred. I then put it in a bowl and covered it with plastic wrap so that the steam could loosen the skin. Then, after about 15 minutes, the charred skin peels right off. (Use your hands or a paper towel), and you’re left with a wonderful, roasted pepper! If you don’t have a gas flame, you can do the same right under the broiler! After you peel the skin and take out the seeds, chop the flesh and put it in the food processor with the cashews, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Blend until you get your smooth, creamy sauce! YUMMO!

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

Finally, sauté your onion in 1 Tbsp EVOO, salt, pepper, and your spices. Let them soften for about 3 minutes, and then add your asparagus. Let it cook for 3 minutes, and then stir in your snap peas. Let them warm through for about 2 minutes, and then take off the heat. They’ll be warm and crunchy!

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

To serve, make a “bed” of potatoes, top with your veggies and a dollop of the red pepper sauce. Garnish with green onions.

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

This meal was ridiculously good! It was hearty and full of flavor! Zesty with a smoky- sweet overtone.

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

And the textures were wonderful! The potatoes were crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Topped with warm, crunchy veggies, and an out-of-this-world red pepper cream sauce! It was so rich and luxurious – it was hard to believe that it was just red pepper and cashews!

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

My family was going absolutely crazy for this cream sauce. They passed it around the table and proclaimed that it was amazing!

And it was really pretty too. Regal looking 🙂

Home Fries with Red Pepper Cream Sauce! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #beautybeyondbones #food #edrecovery #vegetarian

What are you doing for the Fourth of July? Family reunion? Barbecue? Day at the lake?

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75 thoughts on “Outrageous Home Fries!

  1. I am glad I had some diet intake before reading your post now because as usual it looks “Hungerlicious” 🤤(Finally came up with a term to blend all appetite describing words) haha! Definitely going to try this recipe today 👍🏻. “Family is the circle of strength found by faith and joined by love”, Happy family reunion 💪🏻. I am not from around here but I definitely would love to be a part of 4th of July celebrations. My 4th of July involves a good walk with the nature surrounded by family and friends. Best Wishes ⭐️

    1. Thanks so much! I love that term! Will def be adding it to my vocabulary! Hugs and love xox happy fourth!

  2. OM Gosh! Yes please! Now this is a meal I too will gobble up Caralyn! Lovely lake photos, have a wonderful, happy holiday up there! 😎❤️

    1. Thanks Giselle! Definitely disconnecting and it is amazing 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    1. Oh nice! We’re up by Door County!! I love it up here! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks so much Alice 🙂 oh nice! Hope you have an awesome holiday! Hugs and love xox

  3. Carolyn,
    Now those are some outstanding gourmet home fries and I love all of those herbs and spices with my favorite potato; red ones! When you start shipping them either frozen or preferably overnight sign me up!
    Looks like a beautiful perfect way to celebrate our Nations birth!
    A Blessed, Happy and Safe 4th of July!
    Lawrence

  4. Caralyn,
    Now those are some outstanding gourmet home fries and I love all of those herbs and spices with my favorite potato; red ones! When you start shipping them either frozen or preferably overnight sign me up!
    Looks like a beautiful perfect way to celebrate our Nations birth!
    A Blessed, Happy and Safe 4th of July!
    Lawrence

  5. Oops again, don’t ask me how i did that but all I know is I was correcting my typos and happened to see I had used the other version of your name and must have corrected and clicked too quick to send? I better slow down it is a holiday right! 🙃

  6. I will be going to see/hear Hotel California, an Eagles cover band, here at the Orange County Fairgrounds, and watching fireworks afterwards. Have a spectacular 4th in WI! 🎉

    1. Thanks Tony!! Hope you do! 🙂 it was really spectacular! Hugs and love xox

      1. Look forward to seeing your future recipes I also enjoyed your blogging post it was super helpful. Keep up the great work!

      2. Aw thanks again Tony, I’m so glad to hear that!! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks so much!! She really is adorable 🥰 I love my niece! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks!! Same to you! Hope you have a great Independence Day! Hugs and love xox

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    1. Hi Bruce – I’m really not qualified to answer this – but I’d just say healthy eating and getting in some exercise! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks!! I actually did go to culinary school! But I’m definitely not a chef! Hah Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks so much Vanessa!! Oh yes – potatoes are the star in this recipe! Hugs and love xox

    1. thank you so much Dennis! Yeah this one was particularly enjoyable! big hugs xo

  8. I always come on your page when I am hungry. Lol. This recipe is perfect for me. Thank you for these delicious and easy to follow recipes. I am going to try it with sweet potatoes. 😊

  9. Ohhh that looks so good! 😀 yummy! Fries never looked so good! Haha! Stay blessed! Well, Trinidad is not America so we didn’t do anything special on that day but did send out greetings to my U.S.A family on the blogosphere! 🙂 so a happy blessed belated Independence Day to you! Glad you had an enjoyable one.

    1. Thanks Tammy! I’ve never met a fry I didn’t like 🙂 hehe Hope you’re having a great day my friend!!! enjoy the sunshine! xox

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