EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

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EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby cb-fishes » Dec Sun 11, 2011 12:29 pm

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Hey all, just posted a recipe for super extra crispy skillet potatoes that I think others might like. It's not a terribly complicated thing, but I've been working for a few years trying to get the details right. I'm guessing a lot of you already have top secret family recipes, but I figured I'd share mine anyway. We need more posts in this cooking forum!

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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby WaterGuy » Dec Sun 11, 2011 5:06 pm

mmmmm...the perfect compliment to a good fish fry!!
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby Hoffman » Dec Sun 11, 2011 8:30 pm

Yum!
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby CSimon2 » Dec Sun 11, 2011 10:06 pm

Those sound awesome. I have been trying for about a year now to get crispy home fries, but have not had luck. I have not tried the microwave first. When I fry them, by the time the insides are done, they potatoes are steamed and they are falling apart. Thanks for the great idea! Food is always good. I have a few things I might post in here if people are interested. I am a big time griller. I grill year round, so some grilling tips might be finding their way in here. :)
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby EGFish353 » Dec Sun 11, 2011 11:04 pm

get me some louisiana and a pile of scrambled eggs :D
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby ffishman » Feb Mon 06, 2012 6:49 pm

Got to tell ya, I tried the potatoes your way, and they came out great. Thanks
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby jwojo2 » Feb Tue 07, 2012 12:59 pm

The other trick I've found to getting potatoes crispy (either in the pan or if you make fries in the oven like I do) is to soak the cut potatoes in water for about 20 minutes before you put them in a cooking vessel. Of course, make sure you dry them off really good or you won't get a crispy crust. But the soaking apparently does something to the starch content which helps the potatoes crisp up better. I learned this trick from watching Alton Brown on the food network.
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby JasonN » Feb Tue 07, 2012 2:00 pm

Going to give this a try. Sounds great!

I make a skillet potato recipe that simply involves cutting up gold potatoes, putting them in a skillet with chicken broth, onions and green peppers and covering with water. I let the water boil down and that cooks the potatoes through nicely. Quick and easy.
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby pikekid96 » May Thu 24, 2012 6:52 pm

dang that sounds good
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby Charged » May Thu 24, 2012 7:05 pm

I made them before after reading CB's first post back in December. That's the only way I'm ever going to try making wedges again. I have now repeated the experience several times.

Cb's recipe is indeed excellent! The only change I made from his instructions, is to fry them up in a steel wok that I found tucked away in my old homes basement, as I do not have a cast skillet.

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Seems to work well, and might even speed up the frying process as I had to cut the time allowance to prevent burning.

I've complimented him on this great recipe before. If you haven't done so, definitely do yourself a favor and try it, as the results are easily restaurant quality.

I'm not a great cook myself, but was able to follow CB's instructions, and they led me towards a tasty home cooked meal.
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby samurai » May Thu 24, 2012 8:00 pm

Two things I would recommend-
1) Use Yukon Gold Potatoes..they have the perfect texture for the abuse they'll get. Russets & Idaho's will not.
2) Dice them into 3/4" cubes before you microwave them. This way, they're much easier to cut, and they will be pre-cooked evenly. Put potatoes in large microwave-safe bowl, top with 1 tablespoon butter, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave on high until edges of potatoes begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes, shaking bowl (without removing plastic) to redistribute potatoes halfway through cooking.

The rest is pretty spot on. A decent nonstick skillet works fine, but I'm with CB, my Lodge cast iron gets the call for this one.

Oh...I use real butter instead of oil. I just like the extra flavor it imparts.
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Re: EXTRA crispy skillet potatoes

Postby cb-fishes » May Fri 25, 2012 7:16 am

Glad this works out for everybody!

yeah samurai- cutting the potatoes before microwaving cooks things more evenly, I usually forget that and just microwave them whole.

I think the cast iron is key, although I've made them in other kinds of pans and they turn out just fine. Recently I added a little bacon drippings and it was, as you could guess, off the charts.

I'm a big fan of big flavors, spicy food, etc. but there's something amazing about a simple dish of crispy potatoes with salt and not much else. I hope to catch some eating fish soon and cook'em up with some potatoes.

thanks for reading!
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