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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Panfried Potatoes

I prefer baby potatoes, or potatoes with thin skins for pan frying potatoes.  I find some types of potatoes hold up better than others during pan frying, but if you've par-boiled them first, it seems to make a big difference since they just need the time in a pan to brown rather than trying to cook all the way through.  The trick to delicious flavor? A mix of butter an olive oil (thank you Julia Child's - her DVDs of old episodes Are such fun on chilly winter nights).

And for anyone wondering why I've posted so little this December, it's because I've been cooking up a storm for a mega gluten free wedding reception for my brother Mike and his lovely new wife Amanda.  Expect plenty of wedding related posts and pictures to come! It was a great dessert-filled party!

Panfried Potatoes
Serves 4 (you can easily make more)

Wash and coarsely chop:
2-3 handfuls baby potatoes

Place in a pot with cold water.  Cover, and place over high heat until it comes to a boil.  Boil, uncovered ~10 minutes, until potatoes are tender.   Remove from heat and drain.

Heat over medium to medium-high heat:
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter

Add and cook, stirring occasionally, until potato edges are browned and crisp on edges:
cooked baby potatoes
1/2 onion, chopped OR handful of green onions, diced (optional, but adds flavor)
note: I tend to wait until the potatoes have been cooking for a few minutes before adding green onions, if I'm using those. If using regular onion I add it at the same time as the potato.
Cooking potatoes a few minutes, before adding green onions.

Salt and pepper, to taste. 

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