Quick and Easy Skillet Potato Halves

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

A fast and tasty way to cook potatoes. Think a combination of baked and fried. Only two ingredients. No hassle cooking while you prepare the rest of the meal. This is a family favorite. The recipe can be adjusted without effort for the number of people you plan to serve.


  1. Heat a lidded skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Scrub potatoes and cut in half lengthwise.
  3. Place butter in skillet until melted.
  4. Spread butter evenly over the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Place potato halves cut side down in skillet.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Cook for approximately 30 minutes until potatoes are fork tender and the cut surfaces are golden brown.
  8. Serve with additional butter and salt as desired.


Most Helpful

My husband really liked these, I found them a little bland and a bit dry. I will try this again cooking the potatoes a little longer. Thanks!

catmaniacs May 02, 2012

Oh yeah, so good! I added seasoning salt and garlic powder. Even my picky toddler liked them! I had baby potatoes so did about 10 of them. They were done in about 35 minutes.

matie-k May 30, 2011

Easy and delicious. Liked by all. Like a silly, I cut the potatoes in half widthwise, so after browning the potatoes, I popped them in the microwave to finish cooking them. I did add salt and pepper to the finished product. Next time, I will put a bit of minced garlic in the butter. Served with Recipe #30312 for a delicious and easy meal! Thanks for a definite repeat!

Amanda Beth November 08, 2009

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