Folks around here still say that my mom made the best fried potatoes around. I have to agree and once she showed me how to make them, I never forgot, nor do I ever mess with her recipe much. And this particular recipe will give NEW CHEFS a jump start on this, often hazardous, endeavor. These potatoes are flavorful, about 1/3 of them turn out brown and crisp, and, they're never soggy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have for 50 years.