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Author Notes: My husband makes these ingenious homefries by pureeing an onion with oil and using that as the coating—it's one of the top five reasons I married him! —Brittany
- 2 pounds red or yellow potatoes
- 1/2 medium onion (about 2 ounces)
- 1 head garlic
- 1/2 cup frying oil (we use grapeseed)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat your oven to 475°F.
- Wash your potatoes, then cut into approximately 1-inch chunks (peeling if desired).
- Place all remaining ingredients in a food processor, blender, or cup for use with an immersion blender. Purée.
- Toss potatoes with the onion mixture until thoroughly coated. You might have extra mix leftover if you used a large onion. Do not skimp on the coating; you want it *almost* too-wet looking.
- Spread evenly on a baking sheet (or two). Make sure the potatoes are evenly spread so they cook uniformly; I've always found it easier to use 2 pans with fewer spuds each than to cram them all on one.
- Roast in the hot oven until deeply browned and smelling fragrant. I start checking for doneness around the 30-minute mark to ensure they don't burn. If you had to use two pans and put them on two racks, make sure to rotate after 20 minutes or so.
- Serve immediately with ketchup, or my favorite: a 30/30/30 mix of ketchup, mustard, and horseradish cream.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with a Smarty Pants Trick or Technique