Potatoes are underrated. They’re incredibly affordable, widely accessible, and filling. They’re also versatile and easily take on the flavors of other ingredients they’re cooked with to give your taste buds a flavor explosion.
Don’t believe us? Give these 14 fried potato recipes a try. They range from potato skins to hashbrowns and fries — providing you with plenty of options to choose from. They’re gloriously tender on the inside while being crisp on the outside and are loaded with yummy flavors no one will be able to resist.
1. Air Fried Potatoes with Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these air-fried potatoes are the epitome of perfection. Make this appetizing snack with potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, and sea salt. You can serve it with avocado and a spicy sauce made from mayo, Sriracha sauce, and fresh herbs to enjoy yummy flavors in every bite.
2. Carne Asada Fries
This recipe calls for smothering potatoes with carne asada, cheddar cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, and veggies to produce a lip-smacking dish that everyone will love! It’s also adaptable, so you can use whatever toppings you like to customize it to your taste preferences. This game day appetizer is absolutely divine — be prepared to get requests for repeats.
3. Crispy Deep-Fried Potato-Skin Cups
These potato skin cups are coated with a slurry made from potato flesh before deep-frying, which makes them incredibly light and crunchy with a tender and moist texture on the inside. They’re perfect for scooping up hummus, Greek yogurt, tzatziki, or any of your favorite dips.
4. Crispy Potato Skins
This quick and delicious crispy potato skin recipe yields the perfect snack! It calls for cooking potato peels in an air fryer with a splash of brown butter, then seasoning the peels with seasonings for a flavor boost. You can also deep-fry the potato peels and serve them flavored with sesame yuzu, thyme, and paprika spice to spice things up.
5. Crispy Skillet-Fried Potatoes
Featuring a stunning char and lovely crisp on the outside, these skillet-fried potatoes will be scarfed down in minutes! The potatoes are seasoned simply with salt and pepper, along with a sprinkle of your favorite herbs like aromatic rosemary, earthy thyme, or oregano. Add a pat of butter as a final step, and serve hot.
6. Deep-Fried Potato Skins with Dips and Toppings
This recipe comes together in a little over an hour with just four simple ingredients. To make, boil the potatoes, scoop out the flesh, then fry the skins until browned and crisp. Next, flavor the skins with seasonings, then serve them topped with sour cream or shredded cheese or alongside guacamole or salsa to get a mouthful of tantalizing flavors.
7. Fried Mashed Potato Balls (Three Versions)
Do you have leftover mashed potatoes? Use it to make these wonderful fried potato balls. The recipe comes with three different variations, all of which yield crispy potato balls that are creamy and cheesy on the inside. You can serve them with your favorite sauces for dipping and watch how quickly they disappear from your dinner table.
8. Fries with Lemon Salt & Rosemary
This recipe takes the humble fries to the next level. The secret? The size of the fries, which are cut much thinner than regular fries. You can cook them until golden brown and crispy, then throw in some rosemary to add aroma and flavor. Serve them dusted with lemon salt. It will pair wonderfully with a hefty cheeseburger.
9. Homemade French Fries
Covering the basics, this recipe shows you how to make French fries to perfection at home. You only need three ingredients and 30 minutes! Simply wash, peel, and cut the potatoes, then fry them in oil until golden brown and crispy. You can serve them with a sprinkle of salt or add some Parmesan cheese and other spices for added flavor.
10. How to Make Hash Browns
These hash browns are the perfect side dish for breakfast. They’re savory and crispy yet tender, and you can flavor them with your favorite seasonings, spices, and herb blends to take them to the next level. Made extras? That’s fine! Store parboiled and shredded potatoes in an airtight container in the freezer. It will keep for up to 3 months.
11. Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes
Made more mashed potatoes than you can eat? Use the leftovers to make these savory potato cakes. The crisp-tender appetizer is made with leftover mashed potatoes combined with minced onions, bacon bits, eggs, seasonings, and shredded cheese. You can serve it topped with dollops of sour cream, fresh herbs, or hot sauce if you like some heat.
12. Pan Fried Potatoes
This delicious dish comes together with just a handful of staple ingredients — potatoes, butter, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and dried thyme. It produces savory and rich golden-brown potatoes that are bursting with flavor. You can serve this side dish with some scrambled eggs, frittatas, or any main dish to round up your meal.
13. Pan Fried Potatoes and Onions
Potatoes and onions are a classic combination, and this recipe will give you enough reasons to stock up on these staples on your next grocery trip. This dish calls for pan-frying potatoes with grated onions and loads of seasonings to produce melt-in-your-mouth tender potatoes with crispy skin. You can serve them with eggs, bacon, or roasted chicken for a satisfying meal.
14. Skillet Fried Potatoes
Loaded with inviting herby flavors that set it apart from regular fried potatoes, this dish is perfect to have by itself or as a lovely side dish. The one-pan meal comes together in 30 minutes and allows you to choose from a variety of herbs to season it. Cook until the potatoes turn golden brown, and sprinkle some more freshly chopped herbs before serving.