Fast Microwaved Pan Fried Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Easy and fast way to make pan fried spuds.


  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

Wonderful method to make breakfast potatoes! Thanks so much

Melanie Adrienne January 21, 2016

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!

Lucky in Bayview January 09, 2013

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.

Mountainbaby January 02, 2013