Recipe: Salt & Pepper Potatoes

Being away from home is hard, especially since I always loved my mom’s cooking. One dish that I’m particularly fond of is her special signature salt and pepper diced potatoes *yum*! When she would prepare it at home, I watched intently since I wanted to learn her methods and eventually be able to make it myself… and I did!

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  • russet potatoes (I believe you can use any potato, but this is the one I found at the farmers’ market at a steal)
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • cooking oil

This was pretty easy to make, it just takes a little bit of time to cook!


  1. Scrub down the potatoes’ skins really well since you’ll be keeping them on (trust me, it helps hold the potato together when you cook it!)FullSizeRender.jpg
  2. Dice them into small cubes.
  3. Rinse them under some water, throw them into a bowl, and microwave them for 3 minutes (yes, I did say microwave it because it’ll help cook them through a little before you move onto the next step :))
  4. Turn the stove on at medium heat and add some oil to the pan.
  5. Put the potatoes into the pan and sprinkle your seasonings–I used salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to keep it simple.
  6. Cover the pan about half-way so the potatoes can continue to cook. IMG_5313.JPG
  7. After a couple of minutes, check your potatoes to see if it has a little bit of a crispy side; if it does, it’s time to flip them onto another side!
  8. Repeat this process for as long as you want, depending on your preference of how much crispiness you want. I believe I had them cook for at least 10 minutes on the stove while flipping them every few minutes since I really enjoy the crunchy crispy bite 🙂

This recipe is deceptively simple, but OH SO DELICIOUS. This can go great as breakfast “diced home fries/hash browns” or as a side for lunch or dinner. Please go ahead and try this out and see if it’s as amazing for you as it is for me 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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