How do I get evenly browned pan-fried potatoes?
April 8, 2006 9:33 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy way to ensure that pan fried potatoes wind up evenly browned on all sides?
posted by bloggerwench to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't know if it's my stirring technique or what, but I find that I eventually have to turn over every chunk of potatoinividually if I want them to be browned evenly.
In general, I use Yukon potatoes, a teflon or cast iron skillet that's pretty heavy, fill the pan with only one layer, and make sure I have adequate oil (i.e, a tablespoon or so--don't want the heart to shut down on me!).
Should I be shaking the pan instead of turning with a spatula? I love potatoes, so I need to know!