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Perfectly seasoned and browned to perfection, you’ll want to enjoy these potatoes for every meal from breakfast to dinner. Crispy fried potatoes are meltingly tender on the inside with a crispy golden crust on the outside.
Simple and delicious, fried potatoes pair well with practically anything, and can even be enjoyed on their own. Skillet fried potatoes are quick and easy to make and result in the most delicious potatoes that are soft on the inside while crispy on the outside.
Made with simple ingredients, crispy fried potatoes are a comfort food bound to be a family favorite. Easy to make, get seasoned fried potatoes that come out perfectly cooked every time.
Crispy Fried Potatoes Ingredients
- Oil - olive oil
- Butter - salted
- Onion - diced
- Garlic - cloves, minced
- Potatoes - russet potatoes, cut into approximately 1-inch cubes
- Cayenne pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Season-All salt
- Parsley - chopped
Potatoes are such a versatile food, adaptable for all kinds of recipes, no wonder they are a favorite food for so many people. The type of potato you use for frying makes a difference with the best being either russet potatoes or Yukon Gold. Russet potatoes have a high starch content and make crispier fried potatoes.
The key to making sure the potatoes cook thoroughly is covering the potatoes. If your skillet doesn’t have a cover you can use a baking sheet, some foil, or another skillet. Take the lid or cover off at the end to cook away some of the fluid and prevent the finished potatoes from being soggy.
This recipe could also be made using sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes will give the dish a different flavor and texture, as well as provide extra fiber and all the benefits that come with rich orange vegetables. For another serving of vegetables, you can also add red or green bell peppers to the skillet when you add the onion.
How to Make Crispy Fried Potatoes
FIRST STEP: Melt the butter and olive oil together in a 12-inch skillet.
SECOND STEP: Add the diced onions and cook on medium until translucent.
THIRD STEP: Add minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
FOURTH STEP: Add the chopped potatoes.
FIFTH STEP: Take the garlic powder, onion powder, and Season-All salt and mix together, sprinkle liberally over the potatoes and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together well and reduce heat to simmer. Cover the skillet so the steam will help cook the potatoes.
SIXTH STEP: Ten minutes before the end of cooking time, turn up the heat to allow the potatoes to get some coloring from the skillet. Keep the cover off. Don’t stir too much as your potatoes will start to mash up.
SEVENTH STEP: Sprinkle chopped parsley at the end and serve.
How do you avoid mushy potatoes?
Make sure to keep the pan hot and avoid overcrowding the potatoes. Uncovering the skillet at the end will allow the steam to release and will also crisp up your potatoes. It’s also important to use the right type of potato.
Can I use sweet potatoes?
While russet or Yukon Gold potatoes have the ideal texture for this recipe, you can also use sweet potatoes.
Can I add extra vegetables to this recipe?
For another serving of vegetables add red or green bell pepper to your skillet when you add the onion.
How to Store Crispy Fried Potatoes
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover Crispy Fried Potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat potatoes in a skillet, the oven, or the microwave.
IN THE FREEZER: Potatoes can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Crispy Fried Potatoes
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 small onion (½ cup, diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 pounds russet potatoes (cut into approximately 1-inch cubes)
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Season-All salt
- 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
- Melt the butter and olive oil together in a 12-inch skillet.
- Add the diced onions and cook on medium until translucent.
- Add minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the chopped potatoes.
- Take the garlic powder, onion powder, and Season-All salt and mix together. Sprinkle liberally over the potatoes and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together well and reduce heat to simmer. Cover skillet so the steam will help cook the potatoes.
- Ten minutes before the end of cooking time, turn up the heat to allow the potatoes to get some coloring from the skillet. Keep the cover off. Don’t stir too much as your potatoes will start to mash up.
- Sprinkle chopped parsley at the end and serve.