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
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.