About this recipe: Cubed potatoes are fried to golden brown and seasoned with garlic and paprika. They make the perfect side dish for a fry up instead of hash browns, or a great alternative to chips.
Just wanted a snack and this was perfect with tomato ketchup and a beer - 20 Apr 2014
Great recipe, but I found a few tips missing: - the shortening has to be genuinely hot before you add the potatos; if it is too cold, the potatos will soak it up and won't close their pores - Don't go over medium heat as the potatos will burn quickly on one side and stay raw on the other (if you do not use cooked potatos) - After having added the potatos, let them sizzle a few minutes (2-3) on one side. If you stir too quickly, they won't caramelize and get crispy. They will still be wonderful, but they won't have that extra touch. Otherwise I found that adding slices of carrots can be a wonderful change, and also spicing the potatos with curry powder or paste. - 04 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very good basic fried potatoes. I'm not very patient so after cubing the potatoes, I cooked them in the microwave for about 7 min, which didn't cook them but certainly sped up the frypan part. Also, I subbed veg oil for the shortening (and less of it). Honestly, they're a little plain as is BUT served as a side to a hot plate of scrambled eggs (and a little melted butter over them), they were tasty and filling. - 25 Mar 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)