Crispy Skillet Country Potatoes (also called home fries or fried breakfast potatoes) are such a simple side dish to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Just a few simple ingredients for the best breakfast side ever with tender centers and crispy outsides.
Slice potatoes into 1/2" pieces and place into a skillet.
Add cooking oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix well to evenly coat all potatoes.
Cover skillet and heat on medium heat, flipping about every 5-6 minutes to get a good crunch outer layer. A metal spatula works well for fried potatoes and helps remove crispy skins easily from the skillet without separating them from the potato. Flipping too soon will cause excess sticking and minimal browning.
Country potatoes take about 20 minutes (until potatoes are fork tender) flipping at the 5-6 minute mark 2-3 times.
Depending on the size and type of potatoes, you may just need 3-4. There are some super large Russets out there!
Potatoes will stick when you fry them but the way we handle it is like cooking hash browns. Let them get cooked on one side before constantly flipping. You need a metal spatula to really peel them from the pan and allow the fried to stay ON the potato.