All you need is 30 minutes, some potatoes and a skillet and you’ll have yourself some classic tasty pan roasted red potatoes. This may just be one of the most simple recipes I’ve ever posted here. There’s only a very small handful of ingredients for this one, along with a very simple cooking process. You do need to follow the process though because if you do, you’ll end up with some browned and crunchy potato skins that surround a nice soft center. Out of all the methods I usually choose to cook potatoes (boiled, oven roasted, fried, pan roasted) this might just be my favorite.
This recipe only calls for olive oil, butter, salt, pepper and some red potatoes. Oh yeah, if you want to make things look really great, you can also chop up some parsley to add at the end or you can even sprinkle some fresh thyme on top. It’s up to you. I’ll get you through the preparation and you can decided on the herb.
Basically, the way this works is to place the potatoes in the skillet face down until they brown. That’ll give you the crunch you’re after. Then, you’ll need to toss the potatoes around a bit and cover the pan for the remainder of the cooking time. This second part makes sure the potatoes are all the way cooked through. I was somewhat skeptical at the beginning of this one because I didn’t think the centers would be soft, but I was surprised to see that they were. Everything was perfect.
2 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Pounds Red Potatoes
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
I’d like to thank Southern Cast Iron for this recipe. I’ll tell you what – these guys know how to do it. It’s these simple recipes I like the best. It’s difficult to make a mistake. Anyway, I’m looking forward to more sides like this one, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled and when I see them, I’ll bring them to you.
Prep the Potatoes
The first thing you’ll need to do is prep the potatoes. Slice the smaller ones in half and the larger ones in quarters. Then, place them in a bowl.
Brown the Potatoes
Warm a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Then, add the olive oil and the butter to the pan. Melt the butter and then swirl the butter and the oil around together. After that, add the potatoes face down to the pan.
Leave the potatoes in the pan like this for 10 minutes. This will allow enough time for them to brown on one side.
Finish Cooking the Potatoes
Next, flip the potatoes over, cover the skillet and continue to cook for another eight minutes. After that, toss the potatoes randomly, cover the skillet again and cook for another eight minutes. Make sure the heat isn’t on too high. Medium should be plenty. This is all the cook time you should need.
Plate & Serve
After all the cooking is finished, you can add some parsley or thyme if you wish. Then, season with the salt and pepper, divide the potatoes between plates and serve. Enjoy!
The Final Skillet Roasted Potatoes
I enjoyed preparing this side dish. It was easy and it the result was perfect. If you decide to give this recipe a shot, please let me know your thoughts down in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!