Skillet Fried Potatoes



These are your basic fried breakfast potatoes- very simple but delicious.  There are never any left! I often add onions but I didn’t use them today. You could also add diced green or red peppers.

Skillet Fried Potatoes


  • red potatoes, diced (I used baby red potatoes so I quartered them)
  • olive oil, to coat pan
  • salt, pepper, paprika to taste
  • parsley


Cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Boil for 4-5 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat the bottom of the pan with oil. Drain potatoes and add to skillet. Fry, stirring occassionally for even browning. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and paprika. For help browning, add more paprika. At the end, sprinkle in some fresh or dried parsley and mix.  Drain over paper towels before serving.

Note: You do not have to boil them ahead of time. (Today I didn’t.) If you don’t, it just takes a little longer for them to finish in the pan. If you find that the potatoes are browned to your liking but not cooked all the way through, turn the heat down to low, cover and let them continue cooking slowly without getting browner.

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