Thursday, March 7, 2013

Easy Fried Potatoes


Many years ago I had an awesome brainstorm on how to make Easy Fried Potatoes.  I really got tired of undercooked fried potatoes that were hard in the middle but dark on the outside.
I love this because it's simple (who doesn't love simple?)and makes serving breakfast VERY fast. Prepwork makes it so easy and I love the fact that it's also economical!

Here's how I do some down home fried potatoes. 
Wash Potatoes and scrub well.  My favorite types are red potatoes or golden, which is what used here.  I'm not too fond of russet because they seem grainy and I'm not too fond of the texture.  I love how reds and golds hold their shape even if overcooked and have a creamy texture.

 I don't peel mine but you can if you like. 
Remove eyes and blemishes from potatoes.
I do this over a plastic garbage bag to make cleaning up super easy.  

Spray pan (or foil) with non stick spray.  Cut larger potatoes in half so the potatoes are more of an equal size overall.  Pierce each potato with a knife all the way through about 3 times or so.

Bake in 350-400 degree oven until you can insert a knife easily through potato and until they are cooked through.  Let the potatoes cool and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.   I keep mine in the refrigerator about 5 days with no problem.  They might shrivel up a bit but it's all good.  

In the morning, cut up the desired amount of potatoes and onions.  It's not the same without onions! 

Saute onions till golden brown then add potatoes.
Fry, adding oil if neccesary to prevent sticking till golden.
No long cooking time is required which is what I love about making potatoes this way!  

Add some salt and some freshly ground black pepper.  Cook till potatoes are golden brown.  

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19 comments:

  1. Love this tip!
    I learned about this from someone who worked at a restaurant and have tried it recently- It works like a dream! & Oh yes, I agree, onions are a must! ; )

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  2. Is that right? I didn't know that restaurants do that but it makes so much sense!

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  3. Fried potatoes is my all time favorite. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Hope you like it Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. What time do you want me to be over for breakfast in the morning? :)

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  5. Oh yeah! I bet baking saves a TON of time! Blessings
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  6. Great idea-- love potatoes!

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  7. There's nothing better than potatoes and onions fried together...O HONEY

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  8. I love shortcuts that make mornings easier - these look so good! I am now following your blog from MHC :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki for the kind words of encouragement!

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  9. It's so funny that you should share this as my dad just told me about the way he fries potatoes - he boils them ahead of time and stores them in the refrigerator. Then he pulls them out and fries them the next day!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. That's awesome Claudia! Thanks for stopping by and commenting too!

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  10. Brilliant! I love this idea. Thank you and I will be trying it soon.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. I'd love to hear how you like it Susan and Bentley!

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  11. Sounds delicious! My mom does this with cooked potatoes so she always has them on hand if she wants some for breakfast. Who doesn't love potatoes!!

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  12. This is a great tip! Thank you for sharing it at Grace at Home. I featured you!

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  13. Great idea I love hash browns, sometimes I have purchased the canned ones just so they are easier to cook but I don't like the additive, I pre-rinse them before cooking. This is similar to a baked potato only not baked fully.

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  14. Yum! I always love the potatoes at breakfast restaurant, but can never quite make them at home. These look great and I love that they are pre-cooked before frying. Thanks for sharing!

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