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

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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

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 2 minutes (do not brown).
  • Remove the garlic from the pan and discard, then add the onion and cook until it is soft and translucent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 87mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
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