How To Make Pan Fried Potatoes

Potatoes have been a cornerstone of the human diet for centuries and are a staple crop in many countries. Potatoes provide many nutrients and take on flavors very well. The tried and true standby meal of a steak and baked potato is delicious, but it can get boring after the 100th time. Pan-fried potatoes are an easy way to add some extra flavor into your side dish. You can experiment with seasoning, making spicy Cajun potatoes or a subtle garlic and herb variation. The warm crispy potatoes will have you wishing it was the entire meal. You can even mix some vegetables in with the potatoes for a delicious way to get all your suggested servings. Green beans or bell peppers make a wonderful complement. In this video, Chef Mark will show you how to make the ideal pan fried potatoes in a few simple steps. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe

3, 80 count Idaho Russet, peeled and sliced ¼ inch approximately
1 oz. sweet butter
1 oz. olive oil
3 strips bacon, precooked and small diced, optional
1 oz. each small diced red pepper, onion and celery
1 tbsp. fresh dill chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1. Heat oil then add sweet butter until melted
2. When hot, add potatoes, ensuring each one is lying flat in the pan. Allow to brown well before turning over.
2. When browned on the reverse side, remove from pan and drain on absorbent towel or paper towel.
3. Drain excess fat from pan, and add fresh butter to cook the remaining ingredients.
4. Lightly cook the ingredients until soft and pour over potatoes. Season as desired.
5. Serve hot.

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  1. Patricia Hageman

    Every time I try to fry potato they stick, and are no good.. Do I put them in hot oil or just a warm skillet? Thank you for your answer

  2. I am trying to find out how to properly panfry potatoes and onions just like they have in most diners