Hard-Fried, Shredded Potatoes Recipe Using "Simply Potatoes"

Updated on January 12, 2020
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This article will show you how to prepare some Simply Potatoes.
This article will show you how to prepare some Simply Potatoes.

Simply Potatoes Makes It So Easy

It's so convenient to use the Simply Potatoes brand of seasoned, shredded potatoes. Heat your oil, open the bag, dump it into pan, set your timer, flip your potatoes, set your timer again, and fry to desired browned color.

In this recipe, I used Simply Potatoes "Southwest Style." This flavor is seasoned with bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, and some spices (like onion and garlic).

How does one determine when your oil is hot enough? Well, I used a piece of potato in my oil, let it heat with the oil, and when the potato was sizzling and a little browned on the bottom, I added my bag of potatoes.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 14 min
Ready in: 19 min
Yields: 2 servings


  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes, shredded potatoes
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a pan. Add 2 pieces of potato and let heat up. When the potato pieces are sizzling and browned, add the entire bag of potatoes.
  2. Spread the potatoes across the pan and set a timer for 7 minutes. Do not move your potatoes during this time. Then, drizzle oil across potatoes and flip over. Set timer for another 8 minutes. Do not move potatoes during this time. Check the temperature of potatoes to verify that they are over 160°.
  3. Flip the potatoes a few times at this point to even out the browning. Serve.
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Simply Potatoes Southwest Style

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Simple and Fast

The potatoes cook by themselves, almost a set-it-and-forget-it meal.

Actually, I started my pan with the oil on the stove and added my couple pieces of potato. When the potato pieces were sizzling, I flipped them over to see, and they were a nice golden brown color.

I then added my bag of potatoes. Once the potatoes are in the pan, don't move them. Don't check them until your timer beeps after 7 minutes. Then, flip them over. Trust them to be golden brown. Then, after you get them all flipped over, then, set your timer for 8 minutes and leave them alone, again.

You can check your temperature of your potatoes to make sure that they are at least 160° at this point. Mine ranged from 180–214°. Then, just cook them for a few minutes more if you really like the crispy spots.

Then, eat.

Cooking Guide

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2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup oilPotatoesAdd potato piece to oil.If browned, add rest of potatoes.Make sure potatoes are across entire pan.Flip after 7 minutes.Set timer for 8 minutes.Flip over and eat.Temperature probe: 184°.ProbePotatoes are done.Up close
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup oil
Add potato piece to oil.
Add potato piece to oil.
If browned, add rest of potatoes.
If browned, add rest of potatoes.
Make sure potatoes are across entire pan.
Make sure potatoes are across entire pan.
Flip after 7 minutes.
Flip after 7 minutes.
Set timer for 8 minutes.
Set timer for 8 minutes.
Flip over and eat.
Flip over and eat.
Temperature probe: 184°.
Temperature probe: 184°.
Potatoes are done.
Potatoes are done.
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