October 12, 2017


Pan Fried Potatoes


picture of chopped vegetables and potatoes



With zero shortage of potatoes in our home, you can imagine I have more than a few ways to cook a potato.

Now while I could eat mashed potatoes just about every day, my kids will not.

They will eat fried potatoes though. They’re even more inclined to eat vegetables when I add them to fried potatoes.

So there!

I’ve kept things pretty simple as far as flavours are concerned. Feel free to add what you like.

My recipe can vary depending on the time of year and what’s available in the garden or my fridge!  You can chop up some zucchini, or broccoli. I’ve been known to add honey garlic sausage from time to time.

Make this recipe your own.


Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: side dish

Yield: 5

This is a simple side dish that goes well with any meal.


  • 6 medium potatoes chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp season salt
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 sweet pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh or chopped parsley


  1. After you've chopped your potatoes bring them to a boil in a medium pot for just short of 10 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling on medium/high, heat up the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or a non stick frying pan.
  3. Strain the potatoes and add them to the frying pan.
  4. Add the season salt and stir the potatoes around in the pan until they start to become brown.
  5. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes have softened.
  6. Make sure to stir the potatoes around so they don't burn.
  7. When the potatoes are soft, add the onion, garlic, pepper and parsley.
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes until the peppers and onion are soft.
  9. There you have it!


This recipe is really easy to add to. Try adding broccoli, zucchini, basil or even sausage.



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