How to make Fried Red Potatoes - Recipe and Pictures

Fried Red potatoes are a delicious treat, that you and your friends and family will enjoy! I like to use red potatoes, is because they take much less time to cook than white potatoes. I don't bother to remove the skin as is is a great source of fiber.

Red potatoes or "new potatoes" are an American favorite, and is one of thousands or varieties of potatoes. Red potatoes come in sizes as small as an egg and as large as a regular white potato. I find the taste of the red potato more flavorful then white potatoes and they have a creamier texture when eating.

I love them in potato salad, mashed potatoes and fried. This is my recipe for fried red potatoes.

Sliced Red Potatoes


I never assume any fruit or vegetable is clean, when I bring it home from the market. That is why, I like to was my fruits and vegetables with 11.5 Kangen water, because it is excellent at removing any residual chemicals or dirt from the food.

I soak the potatoes for about 10 minutes and rinse them with clean Kangen water. You would be surprised how much better food tastes when washed before cooking. Dry off the potatoes, and cut them in medium sizes not too thick but thick enough that they do not fall apart when cooking.


Seasoning, is a very personal thing, but I like to use just about everything in the kitchen. I season the fries with:

  • seasoning salt
  • pepper
  • garlic
  • onion powder

Some people prefer salt and pepper only, which is fine. Some people add season afterwards, which is also OK.

Using a Batter

There is always more than one way to make fried red potatoes. If you like to make fried red potatoes that have a crust on them, you can use this process.

  • beat one egg and pour it over the potatoes wedges
  • add preferred seasoning
  • add flour while mixing the potatoes
  • carefully place in oil as they will tend to stick together

Frying Potatoes


When the fries are done, place them on a paper towels to allow the excess oil to be absorbed by the paper. You are not ready to serve your entrée. I you need to you can always pop them in the microwave to heat up later.

Baking a Healthy Option

I must confess frying food, should be kept at a minimum, but if you must fry, use olive or peanut oils when frying potatoes. If you are eating healthier or are on a watching your weight or cholesterol, you can make these potatoes by spraying with Pam cooking oil seasoning and placing on a sheet and baking for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Finished Product

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AudreyHowitt 18 months ago from California

Oh yum! This sounds great!

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peachpurple 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

we never had red potatoes, usually USA potatoes and holland potatoes. Maybe I should try this method

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2besure 24 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

I particularly like red potatoes rich flavor, but you can really use any potatoes.

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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

Here we can't find any red potatoes, how about russet potato

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2besure 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Oh you are so lucky that you have a garden. So cool! More and more people are going back to eating off the land!

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Perfect time....our red potatoes are ready to dig up, and you can bet I'll be using this recipe. Thank you.

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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

This is something new to me. I have never come across red potatoes. After reading your hub I really want to taste red potatoes. Thanks for sharing.

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stephaniedas 4 years ago from Miami, US

Wow...this is moth watering. I like the trick with the egg!

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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks DeborahNeyens! I love red potatoes anyway you can prepare them.

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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

The last picture is killing me. I want some now! Thanks for providing so many details and variations. Great hub.

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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks Rachelle, they are quite good, but you have to be careful not to eat your weight in calories!

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Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Oh... These look delicious! I always season my fries, but I've never tried battering them as well. Thanks for the great idea!

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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Dexter, you are right. It's after 1 pm and I haven't eaten yet and they are making me hungry too!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi 2besure! I should have not read this on an empty stomach! They look delicious!

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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Bitingtruthes, I only found out about him about 8 years ago myself. I don't recall my Mom ever making them. They are very good.

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Bitingtruths 5 years ago from Mumbai


I have never seen red potatoes. I wonder how they taste.

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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks Shea! They are delicious and so easy to make.

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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

This sounds so good! And your directions were very clear. Thanks.

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