Amazing Fried Potatoes

 

fried potatoes finished

Amazing Fried Potatoes.

 

Fried potatoes are truly one of my favorite foods. This is how my dad makes them and I think they are incredible. They get a little crispy on the edges, but are soft and warm on the inside. Plus, they are super easy to make! Basically they are a perfect food to accompany any meal. {I mean how can you go wrong with potatoes and butter?!} We usually do them with a big breakfast for dinner spread which is what I did last week. I think they go great with the sweet pancakes and add some balance to the meal.

 

Ingredients for Fried Potatoes

 

  • 1 stick of butter {Didn’t you know I’m secretly related to Paula Deen?!}
  • 8-10 large potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

How to Make Fried Potatoes

 

fried potatoes chopped

 

First, I scrubbed the potatoes well since I chose to leave the skins on. You could definitely peel them too if that’s what your family prefers. Then, I started my pan on medium-high heat with the stick of butter in it. Next, I chopped the potatoes into small cubes. I try to keep them roughly the same size so that they cook evenly! Once all my potatoes were chopped, it was into the pan! I used my Charles Viancin Silicon Lid to speed up my cooking time. {By the way, if you aren’t use these silicon lids.. you need to be. They are AMAZING and you will use them for EVERYTHING!} With the lid on the potatoes get nice and tender inside while still getting that amazing crispy crunch on the outside that I love. I stirred the potatoes every few minutes so that they wouldn’t burn. They take about 20-30 minutes to cook start to finish depending on your stove and the size of the potato cubes. As soon as they’re done cooking, you can dish them up and serve them! I love them with a little dab of ketchup. Jorryn usually tries to sneak some of his syrup onto his! 🙂

 

fried potatoes in pan

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 stick of butter {Didn't you know I'm secretly related to Paula Deen?!}
  • 8-10 large potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. First, I scrubbed the potatoes well since I chose to leave the skins on. You could definitely peel them too if that's what your family prefers.
  2. Then, I started my pan on medium-high heat with the stick of butter in it.
  3. Next, I chopped the potatoes into small cubes. I try to keep them roughly the same size so that they cook evenly!
  4. Once all my potatoes were chopped, it was into the pan!
  5. I used my Charles Viancin Silicon Lid to speed up my cooking time. {By the way, if you aren't use these silicon lids.. you need to be. They are AMAZING and you will use them for EVERYTHING!} With the lid on the potatoes get nice and tender inside while still getting that amazing crispy crunch on the outside that I love.
  6. I stirred the potatoes every few minutes so that they wouldn't burn. They take about 20-30 minutes to cook start to finish depending on your stove and the size of the potato cubes.
  7. As soon as they're done cooking, you can dish them up and serve them! I love them with a little dab of ketchup. Jorryn usually tries to sneak some of his syrup onto his!

 

 

Amazing Fried Potatoes.

About Layne Quintanilla

I'm a Child of God, wife, frugal home school mama, and blogger. Living each day intentionally & full of joy!

8 Responses to Amazing Fried Potatoes

  1. Linda S Moore May 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I love friend potatoes and this is basically how I cook them except I use oil. I will have to try the butter. Sounds so much better. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Layne Quintanilla May 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

      I think the butter makes them WORLDS better! Plus, at least butter is healthier! 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Linda! I hope you enjoy them!!!

  2. Crystal W May 12, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    When I was in college I basically survived on friend potatoes (my grandparents had a farm and my grandmother gave me a bushel everytime I visited) This was the same recipe as your dads except I added garlic salt! It sure beat the raman noodles my roommate lived on!

    • Layne Quintanilla May 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      Mmm, garlic salt! I will have to try that! And YES fried potatoes sure do beat raman noodles!! 🙂 Thanks for the comment, Crystal!

  3. ANN*H May 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    We eaten fried potaotes for lots of years . When I was a kid my mom made them all the time. Im to impatient to fry them so someone else makes them here at my house. We love them the browner the best only we usually bacon fat to fry them and of course use that cast iron skillet to fry them. never tried with garlic salt -gonna tho

    • Layne Quintanilla May 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

      My dad makes them with the bacon fat sometimes. YUM! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Ann!

  4. Peggy Greco May 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    These potatoes look scrumptious and a breeze to make also;thanks for post.

    • Layne Quintanilla May 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      You’re welcome, Peggy! I hope you enjoy them!