Minnesota Cooking: Hard-Fried, Shredded Potatoes

Updated on August 19, 2017

Simply Potatoes is So Easy

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

Heating the oil. 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: serves one person, twice


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


  1. Heat 1/4 cup of oil in pan, add two pieces of potato and let heat up. When potato pieces are sizzling and browned, add your bag of potatoes.
  2. Spread across pan and set 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 temperature of potatoes to verify that the potatoes are over 160 degrees.
  3. Flip potatoes a few times at this point to even out browning. Serve.
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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, added my couple pieces of potato and when the potato pieces were sizzling and I flipped them over to see, 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 seven [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 eight [8] minutes and leave them alone, again.

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

Then, eat.

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2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup oilpotatoesadd potato piece to oilif browned, add rest of potatoes
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
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make sure potatoes are across entire panflip after 7 minutesset timer for 8 minutesflip over, and eat
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
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temperature probe 184probepotatoes are doneup close
temperature probe 184
temperature probe 184
potatoes are done
potatoes are done
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