Mom's Brown Potatoes Recipe -
Mom's Brown Potatoes Recipe
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Mom's Brown Potatoes

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"These potatoes are different than the usual fries, but so good."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Deep fry the potatoes until golden brown. As you remove the potatoes from the oil, sprinkle them generously with garlic salt and parsley.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2003

These were GREAT and so easy! I didn't use a deep fryer but a large skillet and they turned out WONDERFUL! I'm definitely going to make them again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 30, 2003

Very easy and quite tasty, though pretty basic. Excellent for a nice side dish with hamburgers, steak, or even breakfast. I will definitely prepare this again. It's easy to make, especially since my slicing and dicing skills are improving. Be sure to use plenty of garlic salt and dried parsley.


16 Ratings

Nov 09, 2006

Excellent, I make these all the time. For a little twist, dice an onion and fry it with the potatoes it is very tasty.

Mar 29, 2003

We enjoyed these because they weren't greasy like some we tried earlier. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 19, 2004

I make these for breakfast with a dash of garlic salt and pepper, and with a side of bacon. Wonderful recipe, especially when I can't make it to waffle house for their hashbrowns :) ! Next time, I will try adding a few onions, and maybe covering in cheese.

Apr 12, 2010

I LOVE THESE potatoes!!!!!! I have to say I make them a bit heathier now. I mix a small amount of olive oil and the rest of the ingredients and bake in a 350 oven for 45 minutes. You don't get the yummy fried crunch but they are a pretty close second.

Jul 29, 2003

Funky twist to fries! I added a dash of all-season salt too for both color and taste. Go easy on the garlic salt (add to taste) b/c my first batch was a little too salty but otherwise good. Tried dipping in ranch dressing per a previous reviewer - which was good too. Thanks!

Jun 12, 2003

absolutely fantastic. my family LOVES potatoes so any way there is to cook, season, and present them is always worth at least a glance....this recipe is worth keeping extra oil on hand for those Friday night movies when chips just won't cut it! my oldest daughter (8) loves them with ranch dressing.


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  • Calories
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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