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Potatoes: Home Fries in a Pinch
Those of the canned variety (which are usually new potatoes) are best when you get them a little crispy. Rinse them and then lay on top of paper towels to dry, patting with more towels. Season with whatever spices you like (smoked Spanish paprika is especially good) and then fry in oil with sliced onion and diced red or green pepper.

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