These quick and easy French fries made in a skillet are sure to please.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir potato strips in the hot oil-butter until browned on all sides, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer fries to a paper towel-lined plate; season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 48.4g 16% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 2.7mg 1% DV; sodium 134mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
We all LOVED these! I did use 1 tablespoon of butter instead of 1 teaspoon, and more salt and pepper than called for, to taste. I was so happy with how crispy ans tasty these turned out. The family is already asking when I'm gonna make them again...A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2020
Wasn't a fan of these overall. Seemed more like greasy home fries. I precut my potatoes and kept in cold water until I was ready to cook them. Dried the potatoes thoroughly and proceeded with the recipe. It definitely does not take 20-25 minutes per batch to fry. I did drain on paper towels and they seemed to crisp more, but then seemed a bit soggy/limp after. Maybe I did something wrong? Sorry, but this simply wasn't for us. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
We all LOVED these! I did use 1 tablespoon of butter instead of 1 teaspoon, and more salt and pepper than called for, to taste. I was so happy with how crispy ans tasty these turned out. The family is already asking when I'm gonna make them again...A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I made these in my cast iron skillet and used a full tablespoon of butter. They were wonderful! I had a rare evening with just 3 of us to cook for and this was easy enough. I don't think I would make this for the whole family (7 of us and teenagers who eat like there is no tomorrow) as it would take a lot of time standing at the stove working in batches. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
I made these with Red Potatoes and they worked great. Need to adjust the temp so they cook with burning. Thankfully I like my fries crispier than most. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2015
These turned out great and I will definitely be making them again. It was harder than deep fried fries and I had to turn them all individually and keep watch over them to get evenly cooked sides. I had some confusion understanding how to cut the potato into 1/2 inch circles. My husband didn't like these at all but he isn't a french fry fan. I loved them and made 3 potatoes for the 2 of us and it was just right. Thanks Miskyn, these were great! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
Delicious and crispy. I only made 1 potato and it only cooked for about 15 minutes. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
These turned out really great! I used to bake our homemade fries but in the summer when it's hot & I don't want to heat up the oven I was looking for an easy stovetop version. I found this recipe and I like it even better!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Really nice worth a try ^_^ Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2016
made these for hubs with his tbone. I asked him for 15 for dinner as a joke he said "it's worth more than that. I would happily pay 30!" followed by "delicious dinner!" Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2014
I started off using the olive oil/butter but decided to refill with peanut oil. These were delicious and easy - it didn't take 20 mins for each batch. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2020
Wasn't a fan of these overall. Seemed more like greasy home fries. I precut my potatoes and kept in cold water until I was ready to cook them. Dried the potatoes thoroughly and proceeded with the recipe. It definitely does not take 20-25 minutes per batch to fry. I did drain on paper towels and they seemed to crisp more, but then seemed a bit soggy/limp after. Maybe I did something wrong? Sorry, but this simply wasn't for us. Read More