American Fries – the perfect addition to your Sunday morning breakfast that is Whole30 compliant!
Easy American Fries
These need to be added to your Sunday morning brunch menu!
Your weekend menu won’t be complete without these super easy American fries! I grew up eating this recipe and it still one of my go-to recipes. It is perfect for a fun weekend brunch, but it is also perfect for meal prep! Top with some homemade ketchup and toss a fried egg in there and you are good to go!
American Potatoes, American Fries or Home Fries vs. French Fries
So what is the difference between all of these terms? From my research, it seems that French Fries are potatoes usually cut into long strips and deep fried in hot oil and sprinkled with salt. American Potatoes, American Fries and Home Fries all seem to be describing potatoes that are cut into cubes and then sautéed with onions, salt and pepper. All are served with ketchup.
How do you reheat American Fries
You can reheat them in a skillet (I prefer my cast iron). Add in a little ghee (just a little to coat the pan) and then just sauté the potatoes until they warm up. You can also pop them in the microwave if you want!
(NOTE: I used to have my Dad’s Whole30 Experience Story in this post, but I created a separate post to house that story now! It can be found HERE!)
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Classic Sunday Morning American Fries
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
Classic Sunday Morning American Fries – The perfect addition to your Sunday morning breakfast that is paleo and Whole30 compliant!
- 3 russet potatoes, washed and cubed
- 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 2 teaspoons salt, more to taste
- 2–3 teaspoons ground black pepper
- compliant ketchup
- Heat large skillet to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of ghee and let it melt, swirling to coat the pan.
- Add 1/2 the onions and let reduce for 2 minutes, stirring fairly constantly.
- Add potatoes and stir to coat them in ghee.
- Cover and cook potatoes, uncovering to stir often, on medium for approximately 10 minutes, adding additional ghee as needed to ensure the potatoes don’t dry out or stick to the pan.
- Add remaining onion and 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
- Mix to combine.
- Cook another 5 minutes and then start testing the potatoes for taste and firmness.
- Continue adding any additional ghee, as needed, to ensure the potatoes don’t dry out.
- Add additional salt and pepper as needed (I make mine very peppery, so I added 3 Teaspoons).
- Once the potatoes have reached your desired firmness, serve immediately with compliant ketchup.
- Ghee: if you aren’t concerned with paleo/Whole30 feel free to use butter instead of ghee.
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Molly @ Spices in My DNA says
Omg Erin! I am so touched by this post!! I’m so proud of your dad and that’s so incredible to hear the results he had! How awesome?! It’s so fascinating to me how much our daily food choices impact our lives in so many ways. Loved reading this!!!
Thank you so much, Molly!! I really, really appreciate the kind words! Isn’t crazy the changes he has seen – it still just blows me away. I wonder how many years this will add to his life! Thanks again!! ❤️❤️
Kelly @ Eat the Gains says
This is absolutely amazing! You should be so proud of you dad and that he took to the right step in his health journey. I have been trying to get my parents more on board with this kind of eating and it’s so hard. I am going to send this to my dad to read. So inspiring – and the recipe looks amazing too!
Thank you so much, Kelly! I am SO proud of him! It has literally changed his life and it’s so cool to see! Hope it helps to inspire your parents as well – selling it as an experiment seemed to be big turning point for him and now he is so glad he gave it a try! Thanks again for the kind words! Means a lot!
Jamie Iskow says
Amazing amazing amazing. I’m on day 27 of my first round and I don’t know if I plan to stop it anytime soon.. im addicted to how amazing I feel. I’ve always struggled with depression and anxiety and am being assessed for another mental disorder. But my anxiety and depression have been so under control since starting Whole 30, and it’s incredible. I was in a dark place before Whole 30, and how positive and energetic I feel is amazing and I would rather be happy than eat junk food that doesn’t nourish my body. I now know how important it is to watch what I put in my body. Whole 30 has been life changing and possibly the best thing I have ever done. I’m so proud of your dad. Please tell him my life has also changed and that I’m so happy that his has, as well. Blessings to you all!!! <3
Thank you for sharing!! That is so incredible!! I am so happy for you – isn’t it amazing how good you can feel when you put good food in your body!! Keep it up!