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Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

These crispy and flavorful Whole30 home fries are so easy to make and are such a delicious breakfast item for both weekdays and weekends!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Anytime I’m dining out for brunch, how delicious and crispy the home fries are makes or breaks my brunch experience no matter how great the main menu item is. Is anyone else the same way? I really love all different types of fries, but they need to be flavorful and crispy at the same time. I clearly have very strong feelings about this.

So, to ensure that I get my favorite types of fries every time and to add one of my favorite foods in to my meals during my Whole30, this month I decided to make it at home and it’s all I’ve been eating recently!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries Recipe

These Whole30 home fries are just the way I like them: crispy on the outside, and soft and pillowy on the inside. It’s so comforting and delicious all year around and it’s such a crowd pleaser recipe, because who doesn’t love home fries? If you are planning to host a brunch or you are attending a brunch potluck, this is a must-make.

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Easy One Pot Recipe

What makes these crispy Whole30 home fries even more awesome is that it’s a one pot recipe, making cleanup a breeze. Instead of using a separate pot to parboil the potatoes, you can do it in the same skillet, cooking off the water in the process.

Then, you crisp up the potatoes with some oil and ghee, and the result is perfectly textured and crusted home fries you can serve alongside some eggs or sausages!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries
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Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

These crispy and flavorful Whole30 home fries are so easy to make and are such a delicious breakfast item for both weekdays and weekends!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 lb red potatoes scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 tbsp ghee or more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp freeze dried chive rings for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a deep 12-inch skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and bell pepper to the skillet and sauté until softened and browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from the skillet and add potatoes with water, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 tsp of sea salt.
  • Increase the heat to high and let everything come to a boil. 
  • Let the water boil, while tossing every few minutes, until completely reduced and the potatoes start sticking to the bottom of the pan, about 10-13 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium high and add 1 tbsp of avocado oil and ghee to the potatoes and stir to coat. 
  • Make sure the potatoes are in an even layer and turn them every few minutes until they are browned and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are browned, stir in onion and bell pepper.
  • Add 1/2 tsp sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, and stir together. 
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with chive rings before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 17.4% | Vitamin C: 57.7% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 8.5%

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The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option

These paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot mashed potatoes (with stovetop option) are always a crowd favorite at every gathering, and you’ll be sad that there are no leftovers!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

I know what you are thinking… “Really? The BEST?” It might sound a liiittle bit overconfident, but it’s not just me who claimed that these were the best Instant Pot mashed potatoes. I’ve actually heard it from several people who have tried this recipe before. It’s incredibly flattering, but I gotta say, these mashed potatoes are pretty darn fantastic.

The BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Not only are these super tasty, they are incredibly easy because they are made in the Instant Pot. Instead of having to keep an eye out for when the water is boiling and simmering, you just throw everything in the Instant Pot and ignore it until it’s finished.

Another great thing about making mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot is that if you end up making them early before the rest of the dishes are done, you can keep them on the Warm setting until everything else is finished. This trick is especially useful for Thanksgiving or the holidays when you are stressed out and making 8 things at once, because, or course, nothing is ready for the table at the same time.

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How to Make the BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Okay… so wanna know the trick to making the BEST Instant Pot mashed potatoes? These tips are quite simple and easy but makes such a huge difference in the flavor and texture:

  • Always use russet potatoes. I’ve tried making mashed potatoes with all different kinds of potatoes in the potatoes and the ones that yield the best texture every time is russet. Other softer potatoes can get gummy or “sticky” if you accidentally over-mash them, but the chances of that are very low with russet potatoes.
  • You’ll notice that I added apple cider vinegar to the potatoes, and that makes such a huge difference to the taste in the best way. It gives the potatoes a slight tang and zest that makes them so addicting. Try it if you don’t believe me! You’ll never make mashed potatoes any other way.
  • Also, using ghee instead of the traditional butter (or any other fat) makes it even more amazing because of that deep caramel flavor that is way stronger in ghee. The combination of the apple cider vinegar and ghee is what makes this recipe so special!

Don’t Have an Instant Pot?

I know not everyone has an Instant Pot (although you should because it’s the best investment and such a time saver), so I included stove top directions as well. This doesn’t change the taste at all so you’ll still have delicious mashed potatoes to serve with your main dish however you decide to make it!

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30) + Stove Top Option

These paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot mashed potatoes (with stovetop option) are always a crowd favorite at every gathering, and you'll be sad that there are no leftovers!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Pressurizing time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 156kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freeze dried chives plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • If you like your potatoes peeled, peel them now. If not, scrub the potatoes.

Instant Pot Method

  • Cut the potatoes in half and place them in the Instant Pot
  • Pour water over the potatoes until they are just covered.
  • Close the lid and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing
  • Cook on high on Manual for 12 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps to a finish, quick release pressure. 
  • Pierce the potatoes to make sure they are fork tender, then drain.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.
  • If you are not eating right away or waiting for other dishes to cook, you can keep the mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot and set it to Warm until ready to serve.

Stove Top Method

  • Cut the potatoes into 2 inch chunks and place them in a pot. 
  • Cover the potatoes with water.
  • Turn the heat to high until the water is boiling.
  • Cover, and reduce the heat to medium, then let it simmer for 10-12 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. 
  • Drain, then add the rest of the ingredients and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until desired texture and smoothness.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning, and serve topped with more freeze dried chives, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 8.4% | Vitamin C: 12.8% | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 7.4%

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Korean-Style Scallion & Potato Pancakes

potato pancakesKorean food is what I grew up on and it’s still one of my cuisines that tastes like home to me. When I found out that I have a gluten sensitivity years ago, I had to give up on one of my favorite Korean foods: savory pancakes. I can’t even describe to you the amount of bliss I felt when I ate those crispy pancakes with various fillings (kimchi and seafood were my favorites), along with Korean rice wine to wash it all down. It’s a divine combo that I still dream about.

One type of Korean pancake that I DO still eat are potato pancakes. They are delicious and doesn’t require any type of flour to hold them together. The starch in the potatoes does the job on its own, making it an excellent gluten-free choice for me when I’m dining out at a Korean restaurant.

potato pancakes

potato pancakes

potato pancakesI love how crispy and salty these are and they are perfect when I have a carb craving that needs to be satisfied in a healthy way. Plus, it reminds me of my mom’s cooking. She made some mean savory pancakes when we were growing up.

You can served them laid out flat or stacked up like breakfast pancakes. Just remember to eat them with chopsticks (for the authentic experience) and don’t forget the dipping sauce!

potato pancakes

potato pancakes

potato pancakes

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Korean-Style Potato & Scallion Pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 10 -12 pancakes

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 1 bunch scallions (about 6 stalks), chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Coconut oil, for frying

Dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • A sprinkle of Korean red chili powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Chop up the potatoes into 1 inch chunks.
  • Place the chopped potatoes with salt in a food processor or a blender, and blend until creamy.
  • Pour the blended mixture over a fine mesh strainer placed over a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • The liquid from the mixture should drip down into the bowl. You can press down lightly with a spoon to speed up the process.
  • Transfer the potato mixture into a large bowl.
  • Take the strained liquid and slowly pour it out. The starch residue from the potato should be resting at the bottom of the bowl. Discard the liquid, but keep the starch and stir it back in with the potato mixture.
  • Stir in chopped scallions and mix well.
  • Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Pour in a little bit of the potato and scallion batter, and spread out into 3-4 inch discs. Add as many discs as you can fit on the pan. Let them cook for 1 minute until the bottom turns gold brown and crispy, pressing down lightly with a spatula.
  • Turn the discs over and cook for additional 30-40 seconds. Remove from pan.
  • Add more coconut oil, and cook the the rest of batter the same way.
  • Make the dipping sauce by combining all ingredients into a small bowl.
  • Serve pancakes with the dipping sauce.

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