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Hey there, foodies! Are you ready to elevate your breakfast, lunch, or dinner game? Look no further because I have an amazing recipe for you today. Get your taste buds ready for the mouthwatering combination of fried potatoes and onions. My name is Tess, and I’m about to spill all the secrets on how to achieve that irresistible golden-brown perfection. Get ready to amaze your friends and family with this simple yet delicious dish!
The Secret to Golden-Brown Potatoes
The key to achieving perfectly crispy and golden-brown potatoes lies in a few simple steps. First, peel and dice four russet potatoes into quarter-inch cubes. Alternatively, Yukon Gold potatoes work wonders too. Soak the potatoes in cold water overnight or for a few hours before frying. This helps to release excess starch, resulting in a beautiful golden color.
After soaking, rinse and drain the potatoes thoroughly. Lay them out on a towel to remove any excess water. Remember, dry potatoes are crucial for achieving that crispy texture we all love. This step is also essential when making crispy french fries. Trust me, it’s worth the extra effort!
The Right Tools for the Job
While you can use any skillet for frying potatoes, I highly recommend using a cast iron pan. The even heat distribution and added flavor make a noticeable difference. Heat your cast iron pan over medium-high heat, approximately an eighth of the way up on your electric stove. Once the pan is hot, add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom.
Now it’s time to add the potatoes, spreading them out evenly in the pan. Let them cook undisturbed for about three minutes. This gives the heat a chance to recover and allows the potatoes to form a crispy crust. Don’t worry; we’re almost there!
The Perfect Combination: Onions and Peppers
After the initial cooking time, give the potatoes a stir and spread them out evenly once again. Let them cook for another one to two minutes before stirring. You’ll start to see that golden crust forming. The potatoes can get as brown and crispy as you prefer.
Next, add in the diced onions and cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Now it’s time for the bell peppers. Cook and stir for another minute, and we’re almost there! As a final touch, sprinkle in a quarter teaspoon of salt, some black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to taste. Give everything a good stir to combine, and cook for one more minute.
Time to Dig In!
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the finish line! It’s time to indulge in the deliciousness you’ve created. Serve the fried potatoes, onions, and peppers alongside some crispy bacon and scrambled eggs for the ultimate hearty man’s breakfast. Of course, you can also enjoy this dish as a delightful side for lunch or dinner.
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