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Skillet Red Potatoes

When I'm in a hurry to prepare potatoes, I resort to this recipe for skillet potatoes that I created myself. The mix of seasonings is just right and makes a delicious, attractive side dish. It's been a family favorite for a long time and fits with most any meal. —Lois Collier, Vineland, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium red potatoes, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add potatoes; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook and stir until potatoes are browned and tender, about 5 minutes longer.

Skillet Potato Tips

Should you boil potatoes before frying them?

Yes, you should boil these potatoes before frying them. You can boil the cut potatoes or microwave whole potatoes just until they are slightly tender. They’ll then finish cooking in the skillet.

How do you keep fried potatoes crispy?

To get fried potatoes crispy, make sure you’re adding them to a hot skillet with hot oil. That way, they immediately start browning and aren’t soaking up the oil and getting mushy. Also, don’t cover the potatoes while cooking. That will cause steam to build in the skillet, and the potatoes will become soggy.

What type of potato is best for a frying pan?

The most common potatoes for frying in a pan are russets, red potatoes or Yukon Gold. Learn more about the different kinds of potatoes and what recipes they are best for.

Should you salt potatoes before frying?

You should salt potatoes once they are in the skillet and cooking. If you are boiling your potatoes before frying, add salt to the water so the potatoes absorb flavor. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 205 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • cerah
    May 10, 2020

    This recipe was simply delicious!! I doubled the recipe and my daddy was so pleased ?? it makes me soo happy seeing daddy happy! I will makes this again just to see Daddy's reaction :)

  • Gail
    Apr 29, 2020

    The recipe was not quite enough to feed my family, so I doubled the potatoes and the canola oil. My family is rather averse to seasonings, so I stuck with just a little garlic powder and paprika. I was concerned about the potatoes being cooked thoroughly, so I chopped the pieces relatively small - I would say about 1/2" dice. The potatoes came out beautifully - perfectly crispy on the outside, perfectly soft on the inside. My family raved about them! Thanks for a recipe that will now become a regular staple in my household!

  • gunslinger
    Jun 12, 2018

    I had two red potatoes I needed to use and I found this recipe while looking for another one. They were very tasty , the spice mixture was very tasty and they crisp up really good. Very easy cheap delicious side dish!

  • gunslinger
    Jun 12, 2018

    I had two red potatoes I needed to use and I found this recipe while looking for another one. They were very tasty , the spice mixture was very tasty and they crisp up really good. Very easy cheap delicious side dish!

  • hamhock32
    Oct 1, 2014

    Easy,quick and wonderful.

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