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Southern Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe

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In this post I’m sharing how to make and easy Southern Pan Fried Potatoes recipe.

Pan fried potatoes are a favorite for breakfast or a supper side dish. I prefer my cast iron skillet for this dish. I tend to keep it simple, but these potatoes can be dressed up to if desired with the addition of other seasonings and diced peppers.

If I have some fresh made gravy handy, I will put some over my potatoes because it’s soooo good!

The Southern supper table doesn’t always include a meat. Sometimes it is just a vegetables plate with maybe some beans, fried potatoes, some type of greens and cornbread.

Potatoes are also a great food staple for families because they’re filling and can be prepared in so many delicious ways.

Here’s my version of pan fried potatoes. You’ll also find a printable recipe card further down in this post.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Large Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Small Onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 tbs Flour
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 c Vegetable Oil, or more if needed to coat the bottom of your skillet

Home Fried Potatoes

Cubed Russet Potatoes
 
Add vegetable oil to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium high heat.
 
Peel and dice potatoes. Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat.
 
Add to skillet and season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. If using onion or peppers, add those at this time.
 
Pan fry potatoes until desired brownness and crispiness as desired, 15-20 minutes. If you are unsure about doneness, cut one of the potatoes in half. They should have a soft fluffy center.
 
Remove from skillet to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
 
If you’re cooking larger amounts, prepare in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan.
 

Best Pan Fried Potatoes

Southern Style Pan Fried Potatoes in a cast iron skillet - Julia's Simply Southern
 
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Skillet Potatoes

Yield: 6 Servings

Pan Fried Potatoes

Pan Fried Potatoes

Tasty skillet fried potatoes are a favorite side dish recipe for any meal of the day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Large Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Small Onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 tbs Flour
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 c Vegetable Oil, or more if needed to coat the bottom of your skillet

Instructions

  1. Add the vegetable oil to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium high heat.
  2. Next, peel and dice potatoes and sprinkle with flour.
  3. Toss the potatoes and four together to coat.
  4. Next, add the coated potatoes to the skillet and season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. If using onion or peppers, add those at this time.
  5. Pan fry potatoes until desired brownness and crispiness as desired, 15-20 minutes. 
  6. When potatoes are done, remove from the skillet to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
 
Pan Fried Potatoes
 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    There are not to many things better than pan fried potatoes, these look so good!!
    We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Miz Helen

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    Kathy Olson
    March 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    My favorite food of all!

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