Quick and Easy Skillet Potato Halves

"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."
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Ready In:
8 potato halves




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Oh My Goodness! These were too easy; fix 'em and forget 'em! My favorite kind of recipe! I did add some seasoning, as suggested by others; some garlic sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. I also used my oven as I was roasting something else; 400 for 40 minutes. They came out perfect! Thanks so much for sharing, tbearmom03.
  5. I was skeptical, but these turned out great. I followed the recipe exactly, but added about 1/2 cup water halfway thru cooking. The potatoes turned out moist and tender with crispy edges.I served them with some shredded cheese and sour cream. Thanks for a tasty and very easy recipe!



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