Perfect sautéed potatoes
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cook: -
- (in batches)
- Serves 4
- 1kg waxy potato, such as Maris Peer or Desirée
- 6-8 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
- STEP 1
Cut 1 kg waxy potatoes into chunks.
- STEP 2
Bring a large pan of water to the boil, then cook the potatoes for 3 mins. Drain, shake out onto a kitchen paper-lined tray and leave to cool.
- STEP 3
When ready to serve, heat 6-8 tbsp sunflower or olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan until you can feel a strong heat rising.
- STEP 4
If your pan isn’t large enough, fry the potatoes in two batches – rather than crowding them. Have kitchen paper ready to drain them on. Add the potatoes in a single layer, not too tightly packed.
- STEP 5
Turn the heat to medium-high, so that the potatoes sizzle, but don’t stir until they start to brown underneath.
- STEP 6
Turn them all evenly 2 or 3 times until nicely browned all over – this can take about 7 mins.
- STEP 7
Then lift out with a fish slice or large slotted spoon to drain on more kitchen paper. Sprinkle with sea salt.