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Country Style Fried Potatoes


"These fried potatoes are the perfect companion for bacon and eggs. You may use oil instead of shortening if you wish."
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25 m servings 326 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.1g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 400 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large cast iron skillet, heat shortening over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Serve hot.

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Great recipe, but I found a few tips missing: - the shortening has to be genuinely hot before you add the potatos; if it is too cold, the potatos will soak it up and won't close their pores - ...

Most helpful critical review

Just an average recipe for fried potatoes. Think it needs onions and maybe green peppers or more spice to add more flavor. Not bad but not great.

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Great recipe, but I found a few tips missing: - the shortening has to be genuinely hot before you add the potatos; if it is too cold, the potatos will soak it up and won't close their pores - ...

Very good basic fried potatoes. I'm not very patient so after cubing the potatoes, I cooked them in the microwave for about 7 min, which didn't cook them but certainly sped up the frypan part. A...

These were really good. I made a big breakfast this morning and added these potatoes to our menu. Instead of using regular potatoes, I used some frozen hashbrowns I have had in my freezer for ...

These are terrific! My family devoured the entire pan tonight at dinner. The only changes I made were bacon fat instead of shortening, and I added 1/2 tsp. onion powder to the spice mix. Really ...

Delicious! I cut the recipe in half and partially microwaved the potatoes to cut down on cooking time. I also used butter instead of shortening, added some onions, and used minced garlic vs. gar...

It's entirely possible to use just veggie oil to cook these. After years working for burger joint that hand-cut all their potatoes, a secret I learned is to thoroughly wash, drain and pat dry th...

I've been making these for years! The only difference is I use the leftover potato from when I make potato skins. After I scoop the potato out of the skins, I break it up slightly and refrigerat...

These basic fried potatoes were made great by frying them on 1/4 cup garlic flavored olive oil and adding minced green onion and my own fried bacon bits.Serve with a dollop of sour cream for an ...

I made this for Christmas morning and they were awesome. I have tried for a long time to make breakfast potatoes but they always came out mushy. Using the shortening did the trick. They came out...