Pan-fried potatoes

Step by step recipe:

  1. 20 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #1
    Peel and wash 1 kg potatoes.

    Cut into medium sized pieces if you have big potatoes, the ideal size is about that of your thumb.

    If you cut potatoes, wash again. This is very important because cutting potatoes releases starch, and that starch will make them stick when cooking.
  2. 2 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #2
    Pour 3 tablespoons oil into a non-stick pan on medium heat, and add potatoes. Stir well to coat each potato with oil.
  3. 40 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #3
    Turn down heat, cover, do not salt and do not touch for at least 40 minutes.
  4. 5 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #4
    After this time, uncover, salt, and...
  5. 15 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #5
    ... stir gently so that fried sides of potatoes are on top.
  6. 15 min.Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #6
    Repeat this until potatoes are fried as you like them.
  7. Pan-fried potatoes : Photo of step #7
    Be careful because once fried, potatoes can't be kept waiting, covered or not they will go soft.

    You should serve them without delay.

Remarks:

Brief summary of the method: wash and dry potatoes, coat with a little oil, cook slowly without salt and without stirring for 40 minutes, only then should you salt and stir to cook on all sides.
My uncle Pierre, a great chef, when he was chef of his own restaurant, used this dish to test new young cooks.

Source:

My uncle Pierre Barbary, the best self-taught chef I have ever known!

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