Skillet browned potatoes with a perfectly crisp exterior and tender interior are easy to make when you cook them slowly in a heavy pan.

Small serving bowl with handle filled with skillet browned potatoes

Flavored with onions and a touch of garlic, these potatoes go great alongside eggs for breakfast or as a side dish for entrées like grilled steak, pork chops, or fried fish.

The trick to getting a nice crust on the outside of these skillet potatoes is to use a heavy pan (we like cast iron) and low to medium-low heat. It’s also important to turn the potatoes frequently for even browning and be patient. It takes around thirty minutes for them to cook through and brown properly.

Skillet-Browned Potatoes and Onions

Skillet-Browned Potatoes and Onions

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Skillet browned potatoes with a perfectly crisp exterior and tender interior are easy to make when you cook them slowly in a heavy pan.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb white potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus more if needed)
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 2 minutes (do not brown).
  3. Remove the garlic from the pan and discard, then add the onion and cook until it is soft and translucent.
  4. Add the potatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, and continue cooking, turning frequently until they are golden and crispy on all sides, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. If your potatoes begin to stick to the pan, feel free to add another tablespoon of oil. It's also possible that your heat is a little too high, so try turning it down.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed, then add the scallions and continue cooking, stirring often, until they're tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.