Crispy Fried Potato Recipe

Learn how to make perfectly crispy and golden fried potatoes with this easy recipe. These delicious potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal or a tasty snack on their own.


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Optional: paprika, garlic powder, or other seasonings of your choice


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into evenly sized cubes or slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Rinse them under cold water to remove excess starch.
  2. Place the potato cubes or slices in a large bowl of cold water and let them soak for about 30 minutes. This helps remove even more starch, resulting in crispier fried potatoes.
  3. After soaking, drain the potatoes and pat them dry thoroughly with paper towels. Make sure they are completely dry to ensure crispiness when frying.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. You want enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the dried potato cubes or slices to the skillet in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to fry them in batches depending on the size of your pan.
  6. Let the potatoes cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to flip the potatoes and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes, or until the other side is also golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once the potatoes are evenly golden and crispy, remove them from the skillet and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Season the fried potatoes with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings while they are still hot.
  9. Serve the crispy fried potatoes immediately as a side dish or snack, and enjoy!

Optional: You can customize the seasoning of your fried potatoes by adding paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, or any other spices you like. Experiment with different flavors to suit your taste preferences.

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