Fried Potatoes

This is a great way to use up left-over baked or boiled or roast potatoes (if you ever have such a thing).

Delicious, nutritious and super-simple. Even my kids will eat this, and Weight Watchers approves too!


1 large potato or several smaller ones
Olive Oil


  1. If your potato is already cooked, slice it cross-wise into circles about half or three-quarters of an inch thick. If not, scrub it, prick with a fork and cook in the microwave for 5-8 minutes, turning over once. No need to over-cook.
  2. Heat a layer of oil about as deep as the potatoes are thick  in a skillet until it is almost smoking (if it’s smoking, it’s too hot. Taking off the heat for until it cools a bit).
  3. Slide your potato slices into the sizzling oil and cook for a couple of minutes until bottom is golden brown and a little crispy. Turn and cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels and dust with salt.

This can be left to cool and packed into a lunch box and, my five year old swears, makes a great accompaniment to a packed lunch.


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4 thoughts on “Fried Potatoes

  1. mnemosynedream

    Yummy – there isn’t much that can beat fried potatoes! Apart from maybe mashed potatoes, with roasted garlic and lots of butter and cream…Hungry now.

  2. jwordsmith

    Mmm. Did mashed potatoes the other night. Angus went to school with potato pancakes in his Bento Box today.

    Meant to take a food pr0n picture for you, but time got away from me…

    PS your profile pic’s back!

  3. mnemosynedream

    Yes – don’t think I’d updated it since the most recent WordPress upgrade. Am playing with some different ones now so will be curious to see what shows up next to this!

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