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Super Quick Home Fried Potatoes

These lightning-quick home fried potatoes feature pre-baked potatoes, which help them cook up in a flash! Soft and buttery inside, crispy outside.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4-5 potatoes pre-baked & diced into 1/2" squares
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil like coconut or grapeseed
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 dash paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Pre-bake 4-5 large potatoes beforehand and refrigerate. You can make a big batch of baked potatoes for another meal and set some aside.

  2. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat until hot, but not smoking.

  3. Peel the cold baked potatoes and dice into 1/2 inch squares. Add vegetable oil and butter to the hot skillet.

  4. Scatter potatoes and onions evenly across the skillet and allow to cook for several minutes, until the undersides start to turn golden brown. 

  5. At this point, add seasonings. Flip potatoes and cook for several additional minutes until heated through and crispy. Stir & serve.

Recipe Notes

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