Skillet-Browned Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are a great and yummy alternative to regular old mashed potatoes!! This is a simple country recipe with it's origins from the British regions, then made it's way over to Canada and the US.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice potatoes into chunks or into round slices, I have cooked them both ways and both are good. It is just personal preference for shape.
  2. Boil for 10 minutes in salted water, drain in a collander. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat melt butter and oil in skillet.
  3. When butter is melted add onions. When translucent, add potatoes and seasonings. Cover and cook on one side for 5-7 minute. Flip and cook on other side for 5-7 more minute.
  4. Potatoes should be browned and crispy looking, but also a little soft. If butter ran dry during cooking add 2 more TB. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Delicious. I agree about the amounts of spices; I just shook them on by eye, but probably used about 1 TBS of seasoned salt, and then used garlic powder and onion powder, and some salt and pepper.

vap October 27, 2014

Excellent :) I subtracted the seasoned salt but followed the rest exactly. I also added eggs and cheese for a delicious breakfast!

sobczakj1 April 14, 2012

Great alternative to fried fries. Very tasty. I also thought they were super quick. My kids love them. Thanks.

~Srb~ February 01, 2011