If you love potatoes then you’ll probably agree with me that these are the most addicting pan-fried potatoes, ever!
First, I should tell you that my family has a slight obsession with hash browns.
Like, it’s our go-to bedtime snack.
The problem is that in our house my husband is the hash-brown master! He is the only one that can get them perfectly crispy. So we don’t make hashbrowns unless he is home to make them. Which makes us all a little sad that we can’t eat them all day every day!
So I started making fried potatoes! And they are just good as my husband’s hashbrowns!
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There are only 3 ingredients total! Including the potatoes.
These fried potatoes are so easy to make! Plus, they are naturally gluten-free and vegan!
First of all, I like to use golden potatoes because they are definitely the best at frying (and also my favorite for baked potatoes — find out the Secret to Fluffy Baked Potatoes).
Second, you need to bake the potatoes. If you have leftover baked potatoes from a previous meal then this is the perfect way to use those leftovers up! If you don’t have leftover potatoes then pop them in the microwave (after you have washed and stabbed them, of course).
Third, dice the potatoes (skin and all!) into very small cubes. Seriously, make them small! The smaller the crispier! If you are using any type of potato besides golden then you might want to peel them first.
Fourth, using your favorite skillet add some olive oil (the amount depends on how many potatoes you are making at one time) and get the oil hot. I never measure my oil but I would guess about a tablespoon for 3-4 potatoes. Once you start frying them if you skillet starts to look dry, add some more oil or butter.
Once the oil is hot add the diced potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with Mrs. Dash seasoning. Once again, I don’t measure the Mrs. Dash. Just sprinkle it on like you would salt and pepper. More or less depending on your taste.
Turn the heat down to medium.
Let the potatoes fry for about 1 minute then, using a spatula, flip the potatoes over to their other side.
Continue letting the potatoes fry for a minute then flip until they are as crispy as you desire them. It usually takes me about 7-10 minutes. But the more potatoes the longer it will probably take.
Add more oil and/or butter as needed if the skillet starts to look dry or your potatoes are burning instead of getting crispy.
Fried Potatoes are perfect for breakfast! They are also a great side dish, especially with meat such as Smoked Honey BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Rib Eye with Garlic Mayonnaise Sauce, Smoked BBQ Meatloaf, or hamburgers.
Of course, these are also amazing all by themselves! You can even jazz them up by adding crumbled bacon or fried onions and peppers.
These fried potatoes will be sure to satisfy any potato craving! That is until they are all gone… then you will immediately want more!