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Fried Potatoes

Updated on July 10, 2014

Quick and Easy!

Fried potatoes are what I make when I don't want to spend all morning on breakfast. I pair it with bacon, eggs and easy biscuits and breakfast is done in only 20 minutes.

What makes these fried potatoes so good is the homemade spice I use on them. I got the recipe from the McCormick website and have since tweaked it to make it perfect for me and my family. You'll find my recipe down below.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt 'n' Spice (look below for recipe)
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  1. 1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2 - 1 inch chunks
  2. 2. Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat
  3. 3. Add potatoes to oil
  4. 4. Shake Salt 'n' Spice onto potatoes (adding more or less as desired) and stir to distribute spice
  5. 5. Fry for about 20 minutes, stirring potatoes every 3 or 4 minutes
  6. 6. Drain potatoes on a paper towel before serving
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Salt & Spice Recipe

Do you remember when McCormick had their Salt 'n' Spice Blend? Well, it was a favorite of mine. When they stopped making it a few years back, they published this recipe so you can make it at home. I use it on everything. This makes 1/3 cup.

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min


  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp peppercorn medley (in the grinder)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery seed


  1. When choosing your ingredients, choose what your family likes. We prefer sea salt so that's what we use. But when I make it for my Gran, I use kosher salt because that's what she likes.
  2. The original recipe calls for garlic pepper seasoning but you can substitute that with any pepper mix. I prefer to get the peppercorn medley and fresh grind them when I mix the spice.
  3. 1. Mix all ingredients
  4. Store in tightly covered jar in cool, dry place.

Some jars for your Salt 'n' Spice

A bit healthier

To make these a bit healthier, boil your potatoes for 8 minutes before you fry them. That way they'll soak up less oil.

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How do you spice up your fried potatoes?

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      DecoratingMom411 6 years ago

      Great lens! I also happen to be in the school of thought that potatoes are great any time of day.. I happen to like mine done in butter.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Who doesn't love Fried Potatoes for breakfast. Love the photos and I can almost smell them. Lensrolled to my Best Breakfast lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nice and easy recipe for fried potatoes!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love, love, love fried potatoes. Think I'll make some today!