This is seriously the most important staple meal at our house. It is quick and filling, it is cheap, and Limi absolutely loves it! If I give him a list of dinner options, and this is anywhere on the list, he will without fail choose Frank Fry.
We have quite an adaptation history with this dish, but I believe we have perfected it. Frank Fry started as Tikka’s Potatoes, which my mom made as a side for countless dinners. My sister then took it to college and put it with hot dogs and little smokies, and smothered it in Tapatio hot sauce. As much as I loved that, I felt that we needed to add a few vegetables to a dish that was just meat and potatoes. Upgrading hot dogs to sausage, and adding onions and bell peppers, this meal was perfected.
You can add differing amounts of Mexican hot sauce, depending on your preference for spice, but I don’t recommend that you leave it out, because it lends a very characteristic flavor. I recommend using about 1/4 of a cup, but this can vary. My sister’s smothered potatoes used at least 1/2 cup and the potatoes were literally red. It tastes so good, but you need a high heat tolerance. :)
3 TBS oil
6 medium potatoes, cooked (oven or microwave)
1 red bell pepper, largely diced
1 green bell pepper, largely diced
1/2 a purple onion, largely diced
8 oz smoked sausage, coined (we use something like this)
1 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup Mexican hot sauce (Tapatio, Chalula, Valentias, etc)
Put the oil in a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the peppers and onions, and saute until the onions begin to be translucent. Cut the potatoes into cubes, peeling them first, if desired. Add the potatoes to the frying pan. Allow the potatoes to saute for 3-5 minutes before flipping them, so that they can get crispy.
When the potatoes are evenly crispy (after sauteing for about 10-15 minutes), add the smoked sausage and season with garlic, paprika and salt. Allow the sausage to crisp slightly and then add the hot sauce. Flip the Frank Fry a few times to coat everything with the hot sauce, and then serve!