Easy Pan Roasted Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

We love roast potatoes but hate the par-boiling involved. This recipe makes life much easier!


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1.5in even pieces.
  2. Place potatoes in a frying pan.
  3. Pour over 100ml of water.
  4. Place over high heat until all the water has gone.
  5. Lower the heat to minimum. Add lard.
  6. Cook gently, stirring occasionally for 30min or until the potatoes are the colour you like (golden brown in this house!).


Most Helpful

I am giving this 5 stars for the method. Potatoes came out perfect. I used olive oil instead of lard, and for seasonings I used seasoning salt, black pepper, rosemary, salt and thinly sliced some green onions. It was perfect. Thank you.

Fofi February 21, 2010

I made this recipe for mine and SO's dinner on 12/22/11 as part of the " Let's P-A-R-T-Y 2011 " Event. I've made potatoes in the skillet before,but never using water to start them off.They cooked a lot quicker than my usual way of cooking them,but didn't quite brown up as much as we liked. But they were still good. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � December 22, 2011

This method worked terrific! I used safflower oil instead of lard, but hey, fat is fat. These hash brown-style taters cooked slowly to the perfect goldy-brownness. Thanks for a wonderful compliment to our first bbq of the year!!

White Rose Child May 04, 2008

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