Friday, July 11, 2014

Foody Friday - Fried Potatoes

I've seen many a potato fried in my life.  My Grandma and Grandpa Kincaid lived and worked in logging camps in the "north woods" of Wisconsin and Michigan.  Fried potatoes were a staple.  No one could fry em up like my grandma!  

I don't fry things too often.  Especially the way she did - with lard (boy they sure were good!).  There are all kinds of frozen varieties of potatoes at the store one could use.  However, making them from scratch is easy.  

You can add all kinds the extras you want.  I also love them with diced bacon ends

(oops, my toes...I already ate this or I would take a new one)  Now that is a "logger's" breakfast.  

Here is how you do it.  Dice up your raw potato; I did reds and russets.   This is 3 cups.  You can even use the wrinkly older potatoes that you might have tossed.

Add these to a pan with about 3 T olive oil - or enough to coat the bottom of the pan - not too much.  Let the oil heat up a bit and then throw the potatoes in pan.  Salt and pepper to your liking and cover the pan - leave it alone.  The burner shouldn't be hot, rather medium heat.  You don't want the potatoes to burn.  Key is to heat up the oil first.  

You can see, not too much oil.  

While the potatoes are cooking, dice up the veggies you want to add.  I did onions, garlic, celery and a variety of peppers.  

After about 8-10 minutes or so, take the lid off the potatoes and stir them around.  Add the veggies, more salt and pepper and cover it again.  I did add a bit more olive oil.  

Pretty steamy...keep it covered while cooking.  When the potatoes are fork tender they are done.  Yummy.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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