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Simple home pan fried potatoes in a small dish.

Perfect Classic Pan Fried Potatoes

The ultimate comfort food, these pan fried potatoes are soft, yet crispy with caramelized onions and warm seasonings.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4-5 potatoes large
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP coconut or grapeseed oil
  • 1 dash paprika
  • 1 dash parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil & butter together in a large cast iron skillet. Dice 4-5 large potatoes.

  2. When oil is hot, scatter the potatoes evenly across the skillet and allow to cook. Add spices and cover with a lid. After potatoes have cooked for several minutes, flip them with a spatula. 

  3. Add the onions. Put the lid on for several more minutes to help the potatoes cook through. 

  4. Stir and flip the potatoes once more, and allow to cook a few more minutes with the lid off so they get crispy and not soggy. Once they're tender and starting to brown, they're done!

Recipe Notes

For a vegan option, omit the butter and replace with additional vegetable or coconut oil.