Pan-Fried Potatoes

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Here a pretty much foolproof way to pan-fry potatoes: Use a non-stick pan with a tight-fitting lid.


  • ca. 1 lb / 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ in / 1.5cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (olive, canola) or clarified butter (butterfat)
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste


  1. Set heavy non-stick pan over high heat. Add oil or butter.
  2. Add potatoes and salt. Put on lid.
  3. Cook over high heat, turning the potato cubes occasionally, until they are golden brown and cooked all the way through. This should take ca. 10-15 minutes. Adjust heat if necessary.
  4. Remove lid and reduce heat to low.
  5. Keep warm until serving, serve as soon as possible.


  • For rosemary pan fried potatoes add a pinch of dried rosemary