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How Do I Fry Potatoes?

Tammy Winters is an online article writer and Website Designer. When she isn't making money online, she is a State Home-care Worker.

Fried Potatoes on Stove Top

Photo Credit: Self

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Fried Potatoes Recipe

My parents and my younger brother use to always fry potatoes for breakfast and I enjoyed the taste so much, I had to try it for myself. The first couple of times that I fried potatoes, it took forever for them to cook and the potatoes always ended up tasting hard and raw. After a few more tries, I finally found out the right way to fry potatoes. So recently, I have been frying potatoes every other morning for breakfast.

Many people fry potatoes differently and I wanted to share with all of you my fried potatoes recipe. I can't tell you that this is the most healthiest breakfast but it is so delicious, you will want more and more. Also, the potatoes are now no longer raw tasting or burnt. I will share with you the ingredients needed for my fried potatoes recipe and the directions on how I fry potatoes.

Ingredients & Supplies needed for Fried Potatoes

  • Large Skillet to Fry with.
  • 4-6 Medium sized potatoes (Servings 4-6) Increase amount of Potatoes per servings.
  • Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil or two tablespoons of Bacon Grease.
  • 1 Onion
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Spatula, knife & cutting surface
  • Lid or Large plate to cover the potatoes.

Directions on how to fry potatoes!

  1. Place 1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil in Frying Pan (add more or less on amount of potatoes)
  2. Turn stove top burner on to medium or medium high. Medium high if you want potatoes to fry faster.
  3. Cut Potatoes in bite sized pieces and place them in frying pan.
  4. Sprinkle Seasoning Salt over the top layer of raw potatoes.
  5. Place a lid over the frying pan. If you don't have a lid that fits the pan, try a large plate.
  6. As the potatoes are frying, start dicing up the onion in small pieces.
  7. After 5-7 minutes take lid off frying pan and turn the potatoes. Recover and let cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  8. Put the diced up onions in the fry pan with the potatoes. Fry for an additional 5 minutes.

There you go you have some tasty Fried Potatoes. Serve with Eggs and Toast to make a delicious breakfast.

Tip: If you don't cover the fried potatoes, they will be raw and not be as soft. For Crispier Potatoes, fry longer with out the lid covering them.

Tip: Using Bacon Grease helps add flavor to the fried potatoes. You can substitute the Vegetable oil with Fresh or old Bacon Grease. The Fresher the bacon grease, the better tasting.

Tip: Sometimes if I am in a hurry, I will dice up the potatoes and cook in microwave for a little bit before frying them. I put them in Microwave dish, coat them with Olive oil and seasoning and microwave for about 5 minutes. Then I fry them. This makes sure the potatoes are done on inside and crispy on the outside. Enjoy your Fried Potatoes.

Fried Potatoes

Fried Potatoes

Fried Potatoes

Fried Potatoes are great with Fried Bacon and Eggs!

— Tammy Winters

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2012 Tammy Winters


Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on February 13, 2012:

My family loves fried potatoes for breakfast but I've always reserved it for when we ate out. This sounds so easy, I think we should try it! :)

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Arren123 from UK on February 11, 2012:

Mmmm yum sounds lovely, I'll have to give it a try :)

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 11, 2012:

Anything with onion gets my attention. Voting this Up and Useful.

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on January 29, 2012:

Excellent article.

I don't usually make potatoes. However, years ago I'd make breakfast for myself and use the grease from the bacon I was cooking to make the hash browns--------------yummy! Not the healthiest thing to do, but nonetheless very tasty.

Voted up on your excellent article about this great "comfort food"


Lisa from Tennessee on January 25, 2012:

I love fried potatoes, but they do take a long time to cook. I start out covering mine and take the lid off near the end of cooking them. Now you make me want some fried potatoes! Awesome recipe!

freelanceauthor on January 15, 2012:

Nice tip

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on January 06, 2012:

Thank you so much for your potato recipe. I just love frying potatoes but I too usually screw them up one way or another. I'm bookmarking this and will let you know how I do. Now I'm craving potatoes for breakfast. LOL

Alexander Pease from Maine on January 06, 2012:


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