Southern Fried Potatoes compliment many dishes, are easy to cook and are a favorite on any table. This recipe uses a cooking hack that works for most fried potatoes.
I almost always zap my potatoes in the microwave before frying them – just until they are slightly tender. The nice thing about this method is that I have time to slice onions, peppers, heat my oil, work on other food, etc. etc.
This particular recipe uses red potatoes but I make it with good old fashioned Idaho russet taters too. Although I don’t favor sour cream on my potatoes, I’m sure it would be tasty for those who enjoy it.
I can never have too many potato recipes. We absolutely love them, even though they’ve gotten a bad rap over the last few years. According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines a serving of potatoes is 1 cup diced. For an individual with diabetes, a serving is 3 ounces (a small potato). Blast those carbs, why must you taste so darn good?!
Fried potatoes go together with a number of dishes including my Sweet BBQ Meatballs and Freezer Crock-pot Pork Ribs
Southern Fried Potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 Onion, sliced, minced or chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- 6 Red-skinned potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Paprika
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash potatoes and poke holes with a fork. Cook in the microwave for 5-7 minutes or until just tender. Cut into 1/2" pieces - caution, potatoes will be hot.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Add the red pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
- Add the potatoes, chili powder paprika, salt & pepper.
- Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until nicely browned.
Your Southern fried potatoes sound wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Saturday Dishes. I pinned this.
These are delicious!! The hubby loves his peppers and onions. Thanks for the pin ~Stacy
Thank you for linking up again with us at the #WWDParty and sharing this great recipe. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Antionette – look forward to next week ~Stacy
Oh yes,now those are awesome Fried Potatoes!! Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
Thank you Miz Helen.. Hope you have terrific & tasty week! ~Stacy
As an Idaho girl, I agree that you never can have too many potato recipes! Pinning and planning to try soon!
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!
I’m from Washington.. we like our potatoes almost as much as you Idahoans do! Thanks for stopping by ~Stacy
These look so yummy! So happy to see you again on The Yuck Stops Here link party! I hope you’ll continue joining us, visiting others and sharing our party with your followers! See you next week! HUGS!
Thank you Cheryl.. The hubby really likes these. C’ya next week :)
I love fried potatoes, and since we don’t have them often — why not? Your’s look so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday. :)
Thank you Dee.. My hubby certainly enjoys these :)
i don’t own a microwave. I guess I can just boil for a bit?
No need to boil.. You just can fry them – it will take a bit longer is all.
Will make these tonight
Delicious..We do the same except: No chili..and we add diced smoked back bacon. Also delicious!