Home Fries with Za'atar, Red Chile, Cilantro, Lime and Clove-Scented Ketchup
- prep time20 min
- total time 50 min
- serves 4
These home fries are made with warm spices that really percolate the senses - the perfect thing to wake up to at brunch!
1 cup ketchup, such as Heinz
¼ tsp ground clovesHome Fries
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
5 russet potatoes, parboiled in salted water, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tsp za'atar
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Fresno chiles, thinly sliced
¼ cup coarsely chopped mixed herbs (a combination of cilantro, dill and parsley)
Juice of 1 lime
1. Whisk together the ketchup and clove in a small bowl. Cover and let sit at room temperature.Home Fries
1. Heat the butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the potatoes, za'atar, paprika, turmeric and a very generous amount of salt and toss to coat the potatoes. Use a spatula to press and crush the potatoes against the bottom of the pan. Cook until golden brown and crisp on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn in large chunks and press again to crisp. Cook until browned on the bottom, another 4 minutes. Taste and add salt as needed.
2. While the potatoes crisp, heat the vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the chiles and cook, stirring, until warmed and very slightly softened, about 1 minute. Stir in the herbs.
3. Spoon the chile mixture over the potatoes and drizzle with the lime juice. Serve straight from the pan, with the clove-scented ketchup on the side.