Pan-fried diced potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Waxy boiling potatoes
Vegetable oil
Salt

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into «-inch dice. Wash them in two changes of cold water and pat dry.

2. Choose a skillet that can loosely accommodate all the potatoes.

Pour in «-inch oil and turn the heat to moderately high. When the oil is hot, add all the diced potatoes and lower the heat to moderate.

Cook until tender when pierced but still pale, not having yet formed a crust. Remove from the heat. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes to a plate and let cool completely, reserving the oil in the pan.

3. Shortly before serving, set the skillet with the oil over high heat. When the oil is hot, return the potatoes to the pan and cook until light brown and crusty on all sides. Transfer the potatoes to a warm platter, sprinkle with salt and serve.

Fine Cooking November 1995

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 11-01-95

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