Pan Fried Potatoes

Pan Fried Potatoes are simple, easy, crispy, golden bites of heaven! Seared in buttery goodness it's one of the best potato side dishes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried potatoes, how to fry potatoes, how to make fried potatoes, pan fried potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 side servings
Calories 268 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 28 oz. tri-colored baby potatoes about 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 scallions sliced
US Customary - Metric


  1. Wash potatoes and dry gently in kitchen towel. Slice each potato into 1/3-inch rounds.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet* over medium high heat. Add in butter and olive oil and stir together to melt and sizzle. Add in potatoes and stir to coat each potato in the butter-oil mixture. Sprinkle salt and pepper overtop and stir again. Reduce heat to medium and let potatoes cook 5 minutes before stirring and flipping. Cook another 5 minutes, then flip again.
  3. Continue the cook-5-minutes-then-flip pattern for 30 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  4. For the last 5 minutes of cooking, add in scallions. Taste and adjust the salt as necessary.
  5. Serve hot.
  6. *If you're NOT using nonstick, you will have to flip your potatoes every 2-3 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Pan Fried Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Potassium 868mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 50.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.