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Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Best, Crispiest Skillet Potatoes


When I was growing up, my mom pan friend potatoes almost every time we ate steak…which was mostly for birthdays and special occasions…so not all that often.

Anyhow, the potatoes were so addicting and delicious!  When I first got married and started cooking, I asked my mom for the secret to those delicious potatoes.  Know what it was?  Fry them in bacon drippings and butter.  Yep, that’ll do it!

Needless to say, these are not an every day side dish.  I sometimes make them a bit healthier by replacing the fats with a drizzle of olive oil, but bacon grease and butter is what really makes these sing.


So for special occasions (Father’s Day, in this case) I whip out this recipe and savor every delicious, crispy bite!



The Best, Crispiest Skillet Potatoes
Recipe from my Mom

1 lb potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 tbsp bacon drippings
1 tbsp butter
Black pepper

Heat the bacon drippings and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter is bubbly.

Add the potatoes and season generously with seasoning salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are browned on all sides.  Turn the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the potatoes are cooked through (do not cover, or those crispy brown skins will get soggy!)  Serve immediately.

Serves 3-4



21 comments:

  1. YUM! I make something similar but with olive oil and lipton onion soup dry mix.

    Hungry now!!!

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  2. My dad use to make potatoes very similar to this every time we ate steak. These look delicious and I think I know what we will be having next week for dinner, since I am now hungry for these!

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  3. *swoon* these sound just.....incredible.....ohhhhhhhh ahhhhhh YUMMMMMMMYYYY

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  4. Amy, I love potatoes and these look awesome... we are like 2 peas in a pod! Pinned!

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  5. Love pan fried potatoes! These look so good! Everything tastes better with bacon! Visiting from the Who Needs a Cape link party!

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  6. Yum!!! I love potatoes :) That's actually all I wanted when I was pregnant with my daughter! I’d love it if you linked it up to our new link party we have going on…Random Recipe Roundup! http://sarahowe.blogspot.com/2013/06/random-recipe-roundup.html

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  7. OMG...those look so good! I love potatoes,and I love bacon....these are absolutely perfect :)

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  8. These really do look like the best crispiest potatoes ever!

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  9. What a simple recipe and ingredients but looks perfectly yummy :)

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  10. Love it! Looks delish!

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Hope we see you next week:)

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  11. These look absolutely AMAZING!! My husband will flip over these!! Found you on Woh Needs A Cape? Linky party.

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  12. These look absolutely Amazing! My husband will flip over these! Found you at Who Needs A Cape? Linky party.

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  13. these potatoes look delicious, this is something I would really love! :-)
    stopping by from THE DIY DREAMER party
    Ingrid

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  14. This looks 100% awesome! I don't know if my man really likes potatoes, but if he doesn't I'll have these one day when he's working! Pinning so I don't loose track of them.

    Visiting from the Dream to Reality hop!

    Natashalh

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  15. Congrats!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! YAY! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/creations-features-74/

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  16. These potatoes look AMAZING! My dad used to make the best skillet potatoes growing up. I'm featuring these at tomorrow's Show & Share party!

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  17. What kind of potatoes do you all use??

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  18. What kind of potatoes do you all use??

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