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Spicy Pan-fried Potatoes

When I get tired of French fries, hash browns, or rice for a side dish for my meat, I often whip up these pan-fried potatoes. They are easy to make and yummy to eat.

(Serves 2)

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 small (or 1 large) white potato, diced into about ¾ inch cubes. Smaller is even better, because they will cook faster.
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak spice (or any other steak BBQ-ing spice mix)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 sprig parsley finely chopped (optional)

(Preparation: 5 Minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes)
  1. Heat the cooking oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cubed potatoes, turning well to get them coated in the oil.
  3. Add the chopped garlic (or garlic powder), toss with potatoes.
  4. Lightly brown the potatoes, tossing often.
  5. Add Montreal steak spice, tossing to spread evenly on potatoes.
  6. Continue to fry, turning often, until potatoes are evenly golden.
  7. Add optional green onion and/or parsley, and stir a minute or two more.
  8. Serve

These go well with your morning sausage and eggs, or as a side dish when you are barbequing your favorite meat.

Ron Crawford added:
Variant to this recipe: a lazy man's quick pan-fried potatoes: I zap some potatoes in the microwave oven (1 or 2) and store in the fridge for quick breakfasts, cutting them small as suggested but simply cook them in the bacon/sausage fat.

Contributed by Ted