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
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.