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A classic side dish: photos and videos of pan-fried potatoes!

Potatoes in a pan

Potatoes are the side dish par excellence, the one loved by everyone. Try our recipe for crispy pan potatoes.

It's true, they are usually prepared in the oven for convenience : just bake them and forget about them for 35/40 minutes. Today, however, we are preparing pan-fried potatoes, a tasty side dish that goes well with any meat or fish dish.

For this recipe we have chosen yellow-fleshed potatoes , excellent for all preparations. We will explain how to get crispy potatoes in a pan without the possibility of error. You will get a simple side dish, ideal to show off every time you have guests and serve the roast.

So, are you ready to join us in the kitchen? Here is the recipe for pan roasted potatoes with step-by-step photos and video recipe !

A tip: you can also blanch the potatoes for 5 minutes in boiling water and then cook them, the preparation will be even faster!

Potatoes in a pan
Potatoes in a pan

How to cook stir-fried potatoes

Wash and peel potatoes
Wash and peel potatoes

1. First, wash the potatoes thoroughly under running water. If you use an organic product you can keep the peel, otherwise we advise you to remove it with a potato peeler.

Cut the potatoes
Cut the potatoes

2. Now divide your potatoes in half lengthwise, then into quarters and finally into wedges .

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, herbs and potatoes

3. Now take a pan, pour a drizzle of oil into it, the garlic without its shirt and the chopped aromatic herbs. Brown the garlic for a few minutes then throw in the potatoes, salt and pepper and let them roast for a few minutes.

Add water, cover and cook the potatoes in a pan

4. At this point add 1 glass of water and close the pan with the lid. Let it cook on medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes .
5. After this time, remove the lid and, if the potatoes are soft, turn up the heat and brown the potatoes well for at least another 4-5 minutes. If, on the other hand, they are still hard, add a drop of water and close the lid again for a few minutes.

If you like, you can prepare a richer and tastier version by simply adding some onion. To make this recipe a second course, I suggest you accompany them with a simple fried egg or sausage.

Speaking of rich potatoes: don't miss the recipe for potatoes with bacon !

Sandy potatoes in a pan

Pan-fried potatoes with breadcrumbs are very popular with everyone, because they give that extra something to the dish.

The preparation is very simple : boil the potatoes or cook them directly in a pan, and after they have formed a crust, add the breadcrumbs, which will stick to the surface creating a delicious crust. Be careful not to burn it, so check the times and flame level!


We recommend keeping the crispy potatoes in a pan for a maximum of 2 days in the fridge , well covered in transparent film.

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