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Old 02-03-2004, 11:56   #1
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Fried Potatoes

Was thinking about frying up some potatoes to go with a steak for dinner. Do I need to boil them for awhile before I slice and fry? Also, any suggestions on spices to add for frying?

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Old 02-03-2004, 12:29   #2
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Re: Fried Potatoes

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Was thinking about frying up some potatoes to go with a steak for dinner. Do I need to boil them for awhile before I slice and fry? Also, any suggestions on spices to add for frying?

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THAT'S why i could NEVER do atkins -- i LOVE my fried potatoes WAAAYYYY too much!!! i'd rather eat steak and fried potatoes than anything else in the world!!

no need to boil em. just some oil in the pan, peel 'em first, then slice and fry 'em up. and just before they are done throw in some chopped onions -- that's the secret to good tasting fried potatoes. but don't throw 'em in too soon or they'll cook up too long, burn and ruin them. just long enough to extract the flavor of the onion. then i top them with salt and black pepper.

now as much as i use olive oil i ONLY use vegetable oil for my fried potatoes. BUT if i'm making them more like Italian home fries then i DO NOT peel them and i use olive oil and doctor them up with oregano, basil, garlic, paprika, and then sprinkle romano or parmesan cheese on them with salt and black pepper.

OK -- now I want some!!! ;f
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Old 02-03-2004, 13:09   #3
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fried potatoes

If you don't par boil covering the pan helps them get done.

When they start to get soft take the lid off and let them brown.

Thyme is classic with potatoes. It is strong so don't use much. Salt and pepper.
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Old 02-03-2004, 14:15   #4
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i microwave my potatoes for about 8 minutes (for about 5 potatoes) before slicing them up to fry. takes forever to cook them through if i dont.
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Old 02-03-2004, 14:44   #5
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not fried but.....



if you ever need a change to fried potatos try this:

slice up spuds in casserole dish (this is fantastic in a dutch oven, but a beyotch to clean) salt and pepper to taste. Fry up some bacon until crispy, throw that, grease and everything into same dish as potatos. a 16 oz container of sourcream and 2-4 cups (depending on how many potatos) of Monterey Jack cheese go in next, stir everything together, cover and bake at 375 until done (35-45 min)



mmmmmmmmm ;f



but if you have your heart set on fried, I'd second the advice about the oil. Olive oil works better at lower temps, and while I've used it to fry potatoes it takes a long time.
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Old 02-03-2004, 14:51   #6
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Get one of the cheap plastic mandolins. Makes slicing taters a breeze and you will do it more often. I fry in vegetable oil. Slice an onion or two in a skillit full. I just wash mine with a brush and slice them skin and all. Not much better eating no matter what you cook with them. Salt Pepper and a dash of Cumin.
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Old 02-03-2004, 20:25   #7
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I like to microwave them until just done, then slice and brown them. They don't get as gummy as when you start with raw potatos. Fry them in bacon grease, with some onions and green peppers. Top with cilantro and hot salsa.
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Old 02-03-2004, 20:29   #8
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If you want really good fried potatoes, bake your potatoes today. Let them lay out on the COUNTER overnight. Do not refrigerate them (I don't know what it would do to them...maybe ruin them, maybe nothing?) Tomorrow, cut them into quarters, bite size chunks or fries and deep fry in HOT oil until brown. Salt.

I learned this trick at a steak house I worked at. They did this with "left over" baked potatoes each day. Actually, they baked extra potatoes so they would have left overs
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:23   #9
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I used to cook my taters in a cast iron pan with a little olive oil, seasonings and red onions.

My wife has converted me to her baking method.

She cuts the potatoes in to fries; she sprays them with Pam, and sprinkiles seasoning salt on all sides of the fries. She puts them on a cookie sheet (which has been sprayed with Pam) and bakes (? ~350) for a while (? 15-20 minutes?) I remember taking them out and tasting them to see if they were done.

They are great.
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Old 02-04-2004, 09:35   #10
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Baked Potatoes

I like to peel the potatoes, light coat of olive oil.
Sprinkle some curry powder with some chopped parsleys.
Baked for 30 mins til it's golden brown. ;c
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Old 02-04-2004, 17:13   #11
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I like to boil up some red potatos, let 'em sit overnight, then dice and toss 'em in the iron skillet with some oil, onions & garlic salt. Make some Salmon patties to go with the taters. Yummy ;f

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Old 02-04-2004, 17:18   #12
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I like to boil up some red potatos, let 'em sit overnight, then dice and toss 'em in the iron skillet with some oil, onions & garlic salt. Make some Salmon patties to go with the taters. Yummy ;f

Dang, just made myself drool on the keyboard ;P

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Old 02-05-2004, 02:27   #13
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I prefer the taters peeled, boiled til soft, not mushy, and then let cool so I can slice them.
Fried in canola oil, salt and pepper. Thats it.

If I fix mashed potatos, I always cook a few extra for frying. They keep in the 'fridge several days.

But with steaks, I prefer the large english style chips instead of hash browns or fried potatos.

I peel a couple of large baking style Russetts, and slice them into about 6 large chips. Some people call them Jo-jo's or Joe's...

Cook in 325 degree canola oil 2 to 3 minutes. Then remove and drain.
When all the chips have had this pre-fry, and have cooled, I bump the temp to 350 and finish frying them.

They turn out dry and flaky in the middle and golden brown and crisp on the outside.
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:01   #14
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Hello, I'm new to Glocktalk.
Try this next time you BBQ.
Slice a potato about 1/4 in thick.
Slice onion about the same.
On a sheet of foil place a slice of onion in between a slice of potato
until you have one big potato with the onion all together
sprinkle with olive oil, garlic, butter, black pepper to your liking.
Wrap in the foil and put it on the grill.
Cook until soft and steam comes out of the foil.
Enjoy
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Old 02-05-2004, 14:01   #15
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Hey TFC, welcome! Hope you have a large BBQ, we're all coming over for dinner!
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Hello, I'm new to Glocktalk.
Try this next time you BBQ.
Slice a potato about 1/4 in thick.
Slice onion about the same.
On a sheet of foil place a slice of onion in between a slice of potato
until you have one big potato with the onion all together
sprinkle with olive oil, garlic, butter, black pepper to your liking.
Wrap in the foil and put it on the grill.
Cook until soft and steam comes out of the foil.
Enjoy
Called those Creek Baked potatos in Scouts ;f Brings back memories!

I use a whole stick of butter, chunked up with all the other goodies.

Nothing better than Sweet Corn, BBQ'd Chicken Breasts & thighs, and those 'taters all going at the same time on the grill.

Dang, just drooled on the keyboard again ;P

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Old 02-06-2004, 08:52   #17
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don't you know all of you potato lovers are making it difficult for the atkins cult to spread the word of the evil carbs!!?? now they are going to make pizza dough out of soy products to avoid the dangers within. OH THE HUMANITY!!

we were never fat until we found out about the death destruction of potatoes, pasta, rice, and bread!!

you should ALL be ashamed of posting your love for the evil potato.

now go eat some high protein leaf lettuce and say a prayer for forgiveness.

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Old 02-09-2004, 16:13   #18
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now go eat some high protein leaf lettuce and say a prayer for forgiveness.

;f ;f
Isn't lettuce supposed to used as just a garnish???;f ;f
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:50   #20
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I still cook em like my granpda taught me too. Chunk up the potatoes. Throw them in a cast iron skillet with some chopped up onion, a little shopped up okra, and some bacon grease. You do all save your bacon grease dont you?
Cover em up and fry em til they are soft but not mush......MMMMMMMMMMM POTATOES!!!!
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Old 03-15-2004, 21:01   #21
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There is alot of post that come close to what I like to do. Lately I like red potatoes, par boil them, slice them up, cut up some onions, thro them all in a pan with some olive oil (my taste) and let them cook, use paprika,thyme,garlic to taste and brown them to your liking. Taste great when out fishing for a shore lunch (reds suck then). My friends eat them up
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Old 03-20-2004, 13:57   #22
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Don't put yer taters in the frying pan until the oil is hot!!!
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