You'll love these crispy pan fried potatoes. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, plus they are seasoned just right.
We never really had fried potatoes growing up, but my husband and I started making them years ago when we were on road trip.
We found it was a cheap and easy dish that one of us could make while the other setup camp. It didn't really matter what else we cooked that night, our skillet fried potatoes paired really well with it.
Skillet Fried Potatoes
These pan fried potatoes are a delicious side dish that can be enjoyed with almost any meal. In particular, they pair really well with meat dishes.
Not only are these delicious, but they are incredibly easy to make. You only need a few simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry - potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, and dried parsley.
You can make these fried potatoes in 30 minutes, which isn't too long.
Tips for Making Fried Potatoes
- It's so easy to add in other veggies that you'd like with these. Some ideas include onions, garlic, bell peppers, or mushrooms
- Make sure to soak your potatoes and give them time to dry for the crispiest potatoes. Also, make sure your oil has had enough time to come heat up before hand.
Fried potatoes definitely are best eaten fresh, but if you have leftovers you can store them for later. Cover the container they are in with saran wrap or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
When you are ready to eat them, heating them in air fryer is the best way to keep their crispy texture. Pour the amount you want into the air basket in a single layer. Cook them on 380°F
What to Pair Fried Potatoes With
Fried potatoes go with so many dishes, here are just a few of our favorite to pair with with:
- Pork chops
- Fried chicken
- BBQ ribs
- Pork or Beef roast
- scrambled eggs
Potatoes: You can use either red or Yukon gold potatoes. Or, even better is to use both. Make sure to cut the potatoes in even bite-sized pieces.
Oil: Use either vegetable oil or olive oil.
Seasoning: We used black pepper, salt, and dried parsley to season the potatoes. It gives it the perfect seasoning.
How to Make Fried Potatoes
Step 1: Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover them with water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, then drain and rinse the potatoes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry for 5 minutes
Step 2: When ready to cook, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Step 3: When the oil is hot, add the potatoes. Season with pepper and parsley and stir to coat the potatoes in oil.
Step 4: Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
Step 5: Remove the potatoes from the oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Season with salt before serving.
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Pan Fried Potatoes
- 2 pounds baby red or Yukon gold potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover them with water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, then drain and rinse the potatoes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to dry for 5 minutes
- When ready to cook, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the potatoes. Season with pepper and parsley and stir to coat the potatoes in oil.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
- Remove the potatoes form the oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Season with salt before serving.