The Best Skillet Fried Potatoes with two secret ingredients that make these extra delicious!

Perfect Skillet Potatoes

The perfect skillet potatoes are a fabulous side dish to complement any meal! They are quick to throw together and are sure to please the whole family!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword skillet potato recipe, skillet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 219kcal
Author Pretty Providence



  • 6 medium sized potatoes sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced in 1/8 inch slices
  • 5 Tbsp . butter divided
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp . paprika
  • 1 tsp . garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a heavy bottomed skillet with a lid. Once melted, add the sliced potatoes to the pan. Do not stir!
  • Let cook, undisturbed, for 10 minutes. Stir potatoes and then add onion, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cover pan and let cook for 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Add the chicken broth, stir, and then recover.
  • Cook until chicken broth is absorbed and potatoes are very tender. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


The potatoes save really well in the fridge for up to a week! 


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 937mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 7.1mg