This easy fried potatoes recipe makes perfect fried potatoes, which are a yummy addition to a big breakfast or a nice side dish for any meal!
This easy fried potatoes recipes makes delicious fried potatoes perfect for a big breakfast! Fried potatoes are a super delicious way to prepare potatoes and they are super versatile. Even though they are most commonly served with breakfast, they are great served with hot lunch or dinner meals. Fried potatoes are a great complement for barbecued chicken, beef or pork.
This fried potatoes recipe calls for bacon grease or margarine, but you can also use oil. We don’t recommend using butter because it burns too easily for this type of recipe. We prefer using bacon grease, because it gives the fried potatoes a delicious rich bacon seasoned flavor and baking grease works very well for frying.
You can cook these fried potatoes to be brown and crispy, or a little softer if you prefer. I like to make them a little more crispy as a slightly crispy texture is nice and mixes well with other breakfast food. If you like your potatoes less crispy, cook as long as you like.
Serve with bacon, eggs, toast or pancakes for a delicious big breakfast. You can also serve them alone and top with sausage gravy from our biscuits and gravy recipe.
If you want to take this fried potatoes recipe a step further, you can make a delicious one dish skillet meal, which works great with the fried potatoes as a base. Check out our easy breakfast skillet recipe here.
If you’re making a holiday buffet, you can serve these easy fried potatoes with any of these tasty breakfast items:
- Scrambled eggs
- Biscuits and Gravy (Or just make the gravy and pour it over the fried potatoes.)
- French Toast
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Fresh fruit
- Orange juice or other fruit juices
- Any other breakfast item you like
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Easy Fried Potatoes Recipe
This easy fried potatoes recipe makes delicious fried potatoes perfect for any big breakfast! They’re a great way to serve potatoes that are a little more fancy and a lot more delicious than regular hash browns! Fried potatoes are great with other meals, too, so be sure to try them when you need a great side for chicken, beef or pork.
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
2–3 Tbsp. bacon grease or margarine
6 potatoes, sliced or cubed
salt and pepper
green onions, chopped (to taste, optional)
- Melt bacon grease or margarine in a frying pan.
- Add the potatoes to the pan.
- Cook over medium heat.
- Cook potatoes, toening occasionally until golden brown.
- Stir in green onions, if desired.
- Remove from pan.
- Garnish with parsley, if desired.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4-6.