Fast Microwaved Pan Fried Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Easy and fast way to make pan fried spuds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and cube potato.
  2. Place in microwave and microwave for 4 minutes.
  3. Heat oil and butter over medium high heat.
  4. Add potatoes and fry until crispy.
  5. Add optional seasonings.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

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Bravo! We now have the PERFECT cottage fries recipe thanks to you. I used three potatoes, and didn't add any additional butter or oil,may use even a little less next time. I seasoned lightly with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, dried minced onion and some Penzy's pasta sprinkle.I microwaved for 4 mins., stirred and microwaved for 4 mins. again before browning. I received the highest praises from Hubby who loves fried potatoes. They browned up perfectly and were light and fluffy inside. Thanks so much for sharing this keeper recipe!

5 5

We like potatoes without peelings. I allow the potatoes to cool, then peel, slice, and brown in butter in a skillet. I usually season with salt, pepper, or some seasoned salt. Even a little cayenne is good sprinkled on while frying. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe that I have used for years.

5 5

A keeper
It works