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Fried potatoes Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13

Do you have a good recipe for them? I've tried making them once and they didn't turn out, they were still hard. I want potatoes with our meal tonight but I don't want mashed because we always have them and I don't want baked. I don't want any cheesy taters either so I'm thinking fried. I've tried looking up recipes but none of them sound like they will get tender enough.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
2nd Jan '13

Fried potatoes, I feel, have to fry for like ever. I always use a little vegetable oil in a wok or skillet and then just add the potatoes. I let the potatoes cook a while before I add my onions since onions don't take as long.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
2nd Jan '13

I use butter and onion. Cover the pan on medium heat for 10-15 mins then I kick the heat up to high to brown them.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" Fried potatoes, I feel, have to fry for like ever. I always use a little vegetable oil in a wok or skillet ... [snip!] ... skillet and then just add the potatoes. I let the potatoes cook a while before I add my onions since onions don't take as long."

See that's what I was thinking and most of these recipes say just about 25 minutes. One said to boil potatoes some before frying and I wondered if that would work.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Hairspray:" I use butter and onion. Cover the pan on medium heat for 10-15 mins then I kick the heat up to high to brown them."

So they really do get tender in that amount?

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" See that's what I was thinking and most of these recipes say just about 25 minutes. One said to boil potatoes some before frying and I wondered if that would work."



I wouldn't boil them beforehand. Just seems like extra work for yourself. Just make sure you give them enough time. I swear it takes a while. Maybe even 30-45 mins, just keep stirring so you don't completely burn the bottom, and since you want to evenly brown them.

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
2nd Jan '13

my SO made some the other night and he just boiled them for a little bit to like half cook them before throwing them in a pan

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd Jan '13

These!
http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2012/11/southern-fried-potatoes.html?m=1



Or homemade potato wedges!!

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66665 posts
2nd Jan '13

I use the recipe on the back of the lipton onion soup mix box. Cut up potatoes, put them in a casserole dish.. pour a little vegetable oil on them and then a packet of lipton onion soup mix. Bake for like 35 minutes. sooo good.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" I wouldn't boil them beforehand. Just seems like extra work for yourself. Just make sure you give ... [snip!] ... Maybe even 30-45 mins, just keep stirring so you don't completely burn the bottom, and since you want to evenly brown them."

Ok I might start on them soon then so I give myself enough time. Thanks!

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" So they really do get tender in that amount?"


Yeah, maybe a little longer. I flip them a few times so they don't stick and put the lid back on. Just keep cooking them until they are soft.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
2nd Jan '13

EVOO, potatoes, seasoning salt and pepper and whatever other spices you like. Just make sure it's on medium heat so you don't burn them. They're not hard at all to make!



ETA: and an onion!

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Dallas ♥ Isla:" my SO made some the other night and he just boiled them for a little bit to like half cook them before throwing them in a pan"

Ok so it didn't make them too soggy? I might try it if I can get some good taters out of it :)

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10345 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Jude the Super k******r:" These! http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2012/11/southern-fried-potatoes.html?m=1 Or homemade potato wedges!!"

Thanks for the recipe!

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" Ok I might start on them soon then so I give myself enough time. Thanks!"


Oh, and as for seasonings, I use a little seasoned salt, pepper, and very little garlic salt/powder.