Fried Potatoes

I debated on whether or not I should even post this because fried potatoes are such a simple dish that it is barely even a recipe. Even as simple as they are they are just as versatile.  The night I took this picture we had them with corn and salad as a simple supper, they go great with beans or as a side dish for breakfast with some bacon, eggs, and biscuits.


Fried Potatoes:


  • 1 1/2-2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • salt, pepper, and onion powder to taste


Peel and chop your potatoes. In a skillet large enough to hold potatoes in an even layer, heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add potatoes and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until starting to brown, season and stir potatoes. Cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes and when that side is brown, stir and cover. Cook for another 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 

Notes: you don’t want  to stir the potatoes to often because they won’t brown properly and will fall apart. You also might not need 1/4 cup of oil I use a rather large skillet and I need more oil to cover the bottom, just be sure you have enough oil to thinly coat the bottom of your skillet.

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  1. mmmmm these look delicious! I have given you an award! Happy Tuesday! =)

  2. Yummy! Yummy! All they need is some fried okra!!!! Picture is drool worthy!

  3. I like to make my fried potatoes by using up old baked potatoes (fried potatoes are better with skins on I think). Just fry them in some oil and/or butter with some diced/sliced onions and yummy !!


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