Side Essentials: Pan-Fried Taters

Andy Anderson !


Here is another easy/peasy lockdown recipe that uses a minimum of ingredients and produces great flavor. And, they can be on the table in 30 quick minutes.

Serve them with main items, like beef, fish, chicken; even pork. Or, put them in a bowl with a side of ketchup and nosh on them while watching your favorite movie.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 4
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 - 2 lb
    small golden or red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored variety
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    salt, kosher variety, to taste
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    black pepper, freshly ground to taste

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    any other spices you choose to add

How to Make Side Essentials: Pan-Fried Taters


  2. You will need a large pot or skillet to make this recipe.
  3. If you do not have any red or golden potatoes, you can always use russets.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Cut the potatoes in half, or if they are small, in quarters.
  6. Toss them into a pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook for about 8 minutes.
  7. Remove from the water and allow to dry out on a few paper towels, for 5 minutes.
  8. Add to a bowl, and toss with a small bit of oil, and then salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Add the oil and butter to a large skillet, or pot over medium heat.
  10. When the butter melts, add the taters, cut side down.
  11. Cook, covered, for about 8 – 10 minutes, or until the taters are brown and crispy.
  12. Flip and cook, covered, an additional 3 – 4 minutes.
  14. Serve any old way you please… Even by themselves. I served them at a casual outdoor event with Asian fried beef, and ciabatta bread.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Side Essentials: Pan-Fried Taters

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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