O'Larry's Skillet Potatoes Recipe
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O'Larry's Skillet Potatoes Recipe

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My husband, Larry, uses all fresh ingredients when he prepares his famous O’Larry’s Skillet Potatoes. These zippy potatoes have colorful bits of red pepper.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 129 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until almost tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the potatoes, onion, red pepper, jerk seasoning and salt in oil until potatoes are golden brown and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as O'Larry's Skillet Potatoes in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p13

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"Very good & quick with just a little zip."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I would definitely not discard the peelings, especially if you're going to boil them. Three negative things happen. The flavor is lost without the protective peeling, taste escapes, vitamins are lost and besides the peeling on fruits and vegetables adds to the flavor."

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