Skillet Potatoes and Our Favorite Foods

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Skillet Potatoes and Our Favorite Foods -We did a little survey on a recent road trip of our favorite foods. I found it interesting. I certainly don’t like what the Jones boys like! Here are our top 10.

Skillet Potatoes and Our Favorite Foods


bacon (you knew it had to be #1)
popcorn (after school snack every day for 2 years!)
pepperoni (not pepperoni pizza, just pepperoni!!)
cheese pizza (but do not put pepperoni on the pizza – don’t ask me, I’m just the Mother)
rice (Mexican, Oriental, or plain white with butter)
tacos (no lettuce, tomato, or cheese – again, I don’t know)
waffles (thin ones, not big, fat thick ones that I like)
“Mommie’s” bread (my homemade sourdough bread)
“Roman” noodles (ok, it’s really ramen, but I don’t dare correct him, it’s one of the few things he still says wrong)


filet mignon, grilled medium rare (we should have never introduced filet to a 10 year old!)
grilled chicken
“Mommie’s” bread (what can I say, it’s good)
chicken nuggets
peanut butter (I disagree that this is #5 on the list, it should be #2)
waffles “with butter and syrup” (apparently, we’re a breakfast loving family!)
chocolate chip cookies (actually, it’s the dough that is his favorite!)
pancakes “with butter and syrup” (I don’t know who would eat a dry pancake, but it’s his list so I didn’t alter)
Cheese bread (made with pizza dough)


rib-eye steak (Lincoln tried to argue that filet was better)
fried chicken
ribs, smoked (let me just say, Wesley makes the best ribs of any I’ve eaten anywhere!)
chocolate creme brulee’ (With pride, I take full responsibility for this one)


fat waffles with real maple syrup & real butter & hot (I usually don’t get it steaming hot because I’m making everybody’s and mine gets cold – that’s the drawback of being the cook)
skillet potatoes (my Granny’s skillet potatoes, who nobody can make as good as she did, recipe below)
buttered pan biscuits  (clearly I’m a carb girl!!)
McCarty Pottery chocolate cobbler (yes, I have tried and tried to duplicate without success!)
I can’t think of anything else that just makes me turn cartwheels.

Skillet Potatoes and Our Favorite Foods

Skillet potatoes
I updated the picture on these potatoes in October 2013.
See the original picture below from September 2012.
Wow, how my photography skills have improved!


Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.


Skillet potatoes

Skillet Potatoes Recipes

Homemade pan-fried potatoes are easy and delicious!
Author: Paula
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes* washed and cubed
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil


  • Wash and cube potatoes. Soak in water 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from water and drain potatoes well.
  • Add 1/4 cup oil to a cast-iron skillet and heat on medium to medium-low. Add just enough potatoes to make one layer in skillet liberally salt and pepper. (You will have to cook in batches or use two pans.) Cook on one side, undisturbed, until browned. This will take 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn with a spatula and cook until browned and cooked through. (Add more oil if necessary.) When potatoes are browned as much as you like, remove them from the pan and cook the second batch.
  • Serve warm.*You can use red potatoes, but I'd peel them if you do.


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Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Yummm! We love potatoes here too! Another awesome recipe Paula!

  2. 5 stars
    Found you through my daughter's (Laura Henson)blog. I enjoy the recipes, especially the Balsamic Dressing.

  3. Those lists remind me of my family – and I am such a carb junkie too!!

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