Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sweet and Russet Potato Pan Fries

Fall is in the air and I love it!  Maybe it's the temperature, or the brisk fall air, but I like to eat potatoes in the fall.

Comfort food -- cozy food, for chilly fall days.

I decided to try a new pan fry recipe, the promised to be crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside.

They were both!  Although I'm sure my final product doesn't look like what Cook's Illustrated intended :)

Sweet and Russet Potato Pan Fries - Adapted from Cook's Illustrated
{Print Recipe}

4-5 medium potatoes, cubed*
water, enough to cover the potatoes in 1 inch
salt and pepper
2-4 T butter

Cube the potatoes and place them in a large skillet.  Cover the potatoes with water (about 1 inch of water), and sprinkle in 1 tsp (or more) of salt.

Bring the potatoes to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until potatoes are slightly tender.

Drain the water and rinse the potatoes.

While potatoes are draining, add butter to the skillet and melt the butter.

Return potatoes to the skillet and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes until nicely browned.

Then, flip the potatoes and continue cooking another 2-3 minutes until browned.

Continue rotating and cooking until potatoes are crunchy on all sides.

Season with salt and pepper, as desired. And, add paprika, for a nice color!

Serve warm!


*I used sweet potatoes and russet potatoes


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  1. I love pan fried potatoes! I would totally use the combo of potatoes too! Thanks!

  2. Delicious!! I just made a mix of sweet and russet potatoes too! Though I grilled mine, but still..great minds think alike!

  3. They look great!! Such great color and flavor, roasted potatoes are the best :)

  4. yum. please make these for me. i have tons of russet potatoes left in the garden - it would be perfect.

  5. So, you peeled the sweet potatoes and not the russet potatoes? Gosh I wish I had a plate of these sitting in front of me right NOW!!!!

  6. @ Kim --

    Yes, I typically always peel sweet potatoes... don't know why that is, other than I don't particularly like the the skin on sweet potatoes!

  7. yum yum yum! They look absolutely delicious!

  8. These sound awesome! crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside sounds perfect. yum, I want some right now!

  9. I love sweet potato and potato mixtures and the texture you describe sounds delicious. I'm bookmarking this one to try later!

  10. This looks so good! And I can get sweet potatos from my local farmer!

    Thanks for stopping by for What's Cooking Wednesday...come back next week and link up again!


  11. The potatoes look delicious! And I love the Cook's Illustrated magazine. It tops all others!

  12. Just made this last night and the whole family loved it. :)

  13. Mmmmmm. So comforting. ANd I love that you added paprika!!!! Thank you for sharing. ~Prairie Story


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