Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / 26 Comments

How To Make Perfect Fried Potatoes Every Time

                                   
It's that time of year. Things are getting colder earlier and earlier since Mother Nature seems to be on crack so many of us are stuck inside weeks ahead of Winter.  I find myself wanting to make foods that will fill my family's belly's and keep them warm.  My hubby's favorite breakfast always includes Fried Potatoes.  

Now when you live in the country every cafe, school, and social gathering seems to include everyone's own twist on Fried Potatoes but many of them are left with the potatoes being over cooked on the outside and not done on the inside. Not wanting to risk my hubby's potential hmmm review of my fried potatoes I usually see on his face when we eat them out, I have my own way of mastering cooking them and I'm going to share it with you.






Now figure 2 small potatoes and 1 onion per person. You can use any kind of onion but I prefer them yellow and sweet. 



Cutting the potatoes to bite size pieces is very important in order to make sure the potatoes get tender while cooking.


I like to cut my onions into a little bit bigger pieces than the potatoes because they shrink. Yep, onions shrink.


Olive Oil tastes the best to me and make sure to do this step. 

Fill your skillet so the whole bottom is coated in Olive Oil and set your temperature to high. 

Give it a couple of minutes to warm up and go to your sink and run your hand under some cold water. 

Stand back from your skillet and shake your hand forward and if it sizzles it's ready. Don't go shaking water over the pan while your standing right there next to it you have to stand back for it to be safe. Trust me water travels. Pretend you are six and playing in the bathroom. 


Cover the bottom of the pan with your potatoes and onions. Then coat them in salt and pepper. I always coat mine in the pan it seems to stick better.




You have to use your spatula to keep flipping the potatoes over so they are well coated and not burning. It takes a good 10-15 minutes of cooking and flipping but you will have the best fried potatoes ever. 

Set your potatoes on a plate covered with paper towels to let some of the oil drain off and serve them right up. 

If you like drain the oil into a bowl and reduce the heat on your stove top to medium and crack some eggs right in the pan. They will be the best eggs you have ever eaten and serve them right up along with your potatoes.



Happy Frying

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26 comments:

  1. Hey cut it out... you are making me hungry already this morning. : ) YUM!

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  2. We love potatoes any way! Thanks for sharing your look great!

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  3. We love potatoes for ANY meal and especially for breakfast. My daddy always loved them, too, and covered his potatoes with molasses.....:) now, I'm missing my dad...
    excuse me now..I need to get my potatoes washed and fried....skin and all...the favorite part for my hubs. :) thanks so much for the recipe.

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  4. I could eat potatoes for every single meal! My favorite breakfast food is an egg white sandwich, but if I was forced to switch that to potatoes, I wouldn't complain! ;)

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  5. There's nothing like good fried potatoes with those beautiful golden edges! So yummy!

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  6. We love fried potatoes. I usually use coconut oil. Thank you for the tips.

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  7. This is easy enough! I should make fried potatoes more often. My family loves them :)

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  8. Thank you so much for posting this!!! I love fried potatoes and yet so far I haven't been able to get it quite right and gave up. I'm sure I could do it this way!

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  9. Can't go wrong with fried potatoes, everyone loves them, cheap side dish and you can add yummy stuff to them.

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  10. I totally need to try this, and you're so right about the size of the potatoes. This is going to make a hearty weekend morning breakfast!

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  11. Thanks for this. It's so hard to get the perfect texture of fried potatoes. I hate for them to be too chewy or overwhelmed.

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  12. Yum! These would be so yummy with breakfast! :)

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  14. Thank you so much for this! I actually was looking for a recipe to make these. I love carbs!

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  15. I have been cooking mine in the oven. Not a huge fan of frying. Frying is an activity not suitable for the clumsy.

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  16. Yum..I love fried potatoes. Little high on calorie content but not bad for breakfast. :)

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  17. My family and I also have a different twist to fried potatoes but would love to try yours one day

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  18. Another yummy but simple recipe. We make something similar at our house.

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  19. I love potatoes! Thanks for sharing your recipe, this is simple and easy to do. I also do the paper towel trick to lessen oil from fried food.

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  20. My sister loves it! Will try the recipe and make her taste :D
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. This recipe looks yummy! I know my family would love it.

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  22. Those potatoes do look yummy. I have tried a hole bunch of different ways to fry them up right. Maybe I just need to try another way.

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  23. I made this up tonight in search of something different from baked(boiled)potatoes.

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  24. I am definitely going to have to try this dish. I don't eat much rice however I absolutely love potatoes.

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  25. Fries potatoes are very tasty especially sweet fries potatoes. I'm really not that difficult with breakfast depends whether I want to eat something sweet or salty for breakfast.

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  26. Our boys love anything with potatoes and onions!

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