Crispy sauteed potatoes are incredibly easy to make, taste amazing, and pairs perfectly with any main course. Serve them as a tasty side dish, as a snack, or even with a savory breakfast casserole.
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love This Recipe
These crispy sauteed potatoes are easy to make on the stove top. This versatile side dish pairs perfectly with any entree, and you can adjust the seasoning however you'd like.
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- Potatoes - Yukon Gold, Maris Piper or Desiree are the best potato varieties.
- Olive oil - Makes the potatoes really crispy.
- Seasoning - Salt, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder add fantastic flavor. Or simply use your favorite spices and herbs!
- Wash and dice the potatoes into bite sized pieces.
- Heat up olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the potatoes, and season well on all sides. Leave them to cook, covered with a lid, for about 10 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy on the bottom.
- Turn the potatoes, and allow them to sear on the other side for a further 5-10 minutes, or until they are crispy on the surface, and soft throughout.
No! You can sautee raw potatoes, without having to boil them first.
It's better to sautee potatoes in oil. This is because butter is more likely to burn, and can leave the potatoes with an odd flavor. If you like the flavor of butter on potatoes, you can add a little butter towards the end of the cooking time instead.
No, I don't recommend freezing the potatoes after they are cooked. The potatoes will lose their texture when frozen, and become mushy after they are thawed.
💭 Other Helpful Tips
- Avoid turning or moving the potatoes unnecessarily. You have to leave them alone to allow them to crisp up. First sautee, then rest!
- Don't leave the potatoes unattended. They can go from crispy to burned really fast!
- If you don't have a lid to cover the potatoes, you can use a baking sheet or aluminum foil instead.
- If you cut the potatoes into very small pieces, they will cook faster. Larger pieces will require a longer cooking time.
- Make sure to dice the potatoes into similar sized chunks to ensure an even cooking result.
- Garnish the potatoes with lemon juice, chopped herbs or Parmesan cheese for added flavor.
- Serve the sauteed potatoes immediately, while they are still hot and crispy.
- Slice the potatoes into thin discs to make them extra crispy.
- Feel free to adjust the seasoning. Dried herbs, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning mix, french fry seasoning, Cajun seasoning, cumin, and chili powder are excellent options that all taste great on potatoes.
- To make cheesy potatoes, you can cover the sauteed potatoes with shredded cheese. Cover with a lid, and cook for a few minutes, until the cheese has melted.
- Prefer softer potatoes? Reduce the cooking time to make the sauteed potatoes less crispy.
🍽️ Suggested Main Dishes
🥗 Related Recipes
- Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips - Easy and delicious potato side dish.
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges - Amazing crispy wedges are perfect for any meal.
- Instant Pot "Baked" Potatoes - The best way to bake potatoes without using an oven.
- Roasted Potato Medley - Mixed roasted potatoes served with nuts and cranberries.
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- Wash the potatoes, and dice them into 1/2-inch thick cubes.1 pound potatoes
- Heat up olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.2 tablespoons olive oil
- Add the potatoes to the frying pan, along with the seasoning. Stir to coat the potatoes evenly with oil and spices.1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Cover the potatoes with a lid or aluminum foil. Leave them to cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the bottom.
- Flip the potatoes, and allow them to fry until they are golden on the other side, and soft enough to easily pierce with a fork, about 5-10 minutes.
- Serve the sauteed potatoes immediately while they are warm and crispy.
- Keep an eye on the potatoes, as they tend to burn quickly.
- Feel free to change the seasoning however you like. Any spices, dried herbs or spice mixes can work well in this recipe.
- You can also garnish the potatoes with Parmesan cheese, melted cheese, lemon juice, chopped herbs or chopped nuts.
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