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Skillet Fried Potatoes

This skillet fried potatoes recipe is a family favorite! It's delicious, vegan, easy and quick to make. Made with halved raw potatoes and margarine and seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper. Makes a perfect side dish or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rest Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: European, German, International
Keyword: fried potatoes, howt to, Vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com


  • 12 medium potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Peel and wash the potatoes and cut them into halves. Heat half of margarine in the skillet over medium heat. Once the margarine has melted fill the skillet with potatoes with the cut side facing down. Set aside the remaining potatoes. Brown the potatoes for 5 minutes (without touching them!). After turn them, add the remaining margarine and potatoes. Let cook for 10 minutes. Turn the potatoes once again and let cook for another 10 minutes. Turn the potatoes, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover, switch off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes.


  • Feel free to use sunflower oil instead of margarine.