Does anyone precook their potatoes before frying? How does it work out for you?
I saw on America's Test Kitchen an episode where they microwaved the pototoes first before frying. The also fried the onions seperate, adding at the end.
Today I microwaved my diced pototoes so they will be ready to try this after work tonight.
The only time I've par boiled my potatoes before frying is when I use the little tiny new red potatoes.
Oh, they are soooo good.
Let me know how it turns out.
My DH cuts potatoes just like Orida's for home fries. We never par boil them. I get the vegetable oil hot and drop in the potatoes, flipping to brown all sides. Turn the heat down a little and put a lid on the skillet for a few minutes. That helps them get tender.
We fry ours raw, very thinly sliced (usually reds), in butter. Crispy and yummy.
It all depends on what I'm in the mood to do Helen. If I'm in a hurry, yes, I microwave potato cubes before frying, but I like them better fried raw. My favorite is baked potatoes cut up with the skins still on and fried, but we don't bake potatoes very often anymore because so many of them have hidden bad spots inside.
My all time favorite breakfast is bacon, potatoes fried in bacon grease and eggs over easy on top of the potatoes. YUM!
Sometimes when I bake potatoes I bake a few extra. The next day I slice or cube them and add onions and fry them. They get done a lot faster that way, since they only need to crisp.
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I typically fry mine from raw. I have use left over boiled before & I've also used potatoes I've canned. Mr. Sue likes the canned ones a lot - but I prefer the fresh ones.
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No, I don't precook potatoes. I don't fry potatoes anymore. I slice them, then put some olive oil on them and roast them with onions in the oven at 400 for about 30-45 minutes depending on how many potatoes I use. They are really good that way.
Our all time favorite fried potatoes come from precooked. We make ribs with saurekraut and potatoes in the pressure cooker. Put in about twice the amount of potatoes we need for the first meal. Then the next day or morning we slice and fry the left over potatoes that have been cooked in the saurekraut juice. These have a wonderful flavor when fried.
Like some others have said, I do not cook my potatoes before frying. I slice them real thin along with onions and some salt and pepper and cook them in pan a medium hot pan coated with oil, stirring ever so often. Once I great them somewhat brown I sprinkled some paprika on them, and put the lid on the pan to cook. I cook maybe five minutes, lift the lid, stir and add more paprika, and cook again without the lid to crisp them up. Paprika gives them a real nice color I think. Enjoy Gail
Opps! It should read ........once I get them get them somewhat brown.......................Sorry
My post should say once I get them somewhat brown.......Sorry
Great ideas on here from you all. Thanks for them all. Johns favorite breakfast sure made me hungry. DH and I might have that for Sunday breakfast.
My fried potatoes turned out ok. I think we like them fried raw the best. But this is a good way to jump start a meal. I think I diced mine up a little too big. If I do this again I will make smaller cubes.
When I make homefries, I always cube the potatoes and boil for 6 minutes. Then I add them to my griddle or to a frying pan to which a little olive oil and butter have been added. This way I can brown them over high heat and not worry that the inside won't be cooked through by the time the outside is crispy brown.
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