Crispy Sautéed Potatoes

The best crispy potatoes are a thing of absolute beauty. Not hash browns (which are also amazing), not home fries (again, amazing), but simpler and cleaner and 100% versatile.  

How to Make Crispy Sautéed Potatoes on the Stove

Serve these as breakfast potatoes. Toss them onto a plate for lunch, instead of fries or chips.  Crispy potatoes can be a partner to so many entrees for dinner. Sprinkle them atop casseroles.  They can even be added to other dishes for texture and heft. Here they are being added to Turkey Picadillo.

Turkey Picadillo

How to Make Crispy Potatoes on the Stove

These are completely easy to make. Peel (or scrub) and dice the potatoes – you can use regular old baking potatoes for this recipe, or Yukon Gold potatoes, your choice.

Heat a bit of olive oil in a hot pan. Add the potatoes, and sauté, stirring occasionally but not too often, until they are gorgeous and crispy and tender.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt, and, if you like, pepper as you cook them.  Remove with a slotted spoon or a spatula and serve hot.

Turkey Picadillo

You can’t leave crispy potatoes out on the counter for long.  And that’s not just because they are best hot (like, almost burn your mouth hot) but because people will eat them.  Folks will walk right into your kitchen and see them on the counter and not even ask but just start picking them up with their fingers and popping them into their mouths, never once considering that perhaps you intended to serve them to others, or that they were part of dinner.  

At least that’s what happens in my house.

How to Make Crispy Sautéed Potatoes on the Stove

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How to Make Crispy Potatoes on the Stove

Crispy sautéed potatoes are a perfect side to just about anything, morning, noon or night.
Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat (preferably cast iron or nonstick), add the oil, then sauté the potatoes until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. You may need to do this in batches; don’t crowd the pan. Add a bit of salt, and pepper if you like, and toss and stir frequently.
  • Remove them to a plate with a slotted spoon and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 124kcal | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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