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 responses to “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. mnemosynedream

    Hmm..yesterday I had a profile picture. Wonder who stole it?

  3. 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!

  4. 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!