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!

5 Ratings
Directions for: Home Fries with Za'atar, Red Chile, Cilantro, Lime and Clove-Scented Ketchup


Clove-Scented Ketchup

1 cup ketchup, such as Heinz

¼ tsp ground cloves

Home 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

Kosher salt

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


Clove-Scented Ketchup

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.

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