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Fried Potatoes Recipe - Patatas Fritas

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Potatoes fried in virgin olive oil at home are a delicious dish that cannot compare to any fried potatoes at a restaurant. Learn how the Spanish prepare this very typical and flavorful side dish to eat with almost any main course in Spanish cuisine.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 6-7 potatoes (medium)
  • Spanish virgin olive oil for frying
  • salt to taste


This recipe serves approximately 6.

Peel all the potatoes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Slice each half length-wise into "French-style" potatoes. Salt the potatoes and toss to season evenly.

Pour oil into a large, open frying pan. Oil should be about 1-inch deep in the pan. Heat the oil on medium high heat. Place all potatoes in the pan and fry until golden brown.

Remove the potatoes with a slotted spatula and allow to drain before serving.

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Fried Potatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Member ponddogtoo

I loved the taste of the potatoes. I did it a bit differently. I sliced the potatoes very thinly and fried them to a golden crispness, drained them on a paper towel and salted them to taste. More delicious than any potato chip you will ever buy.

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