If you can bake a potato, you’re halfway to making one of the best things you’ll eat this week. No joke, for the amount of effort these fried potatoes take, the results are off the charts.
It’s best to bake your potatoes at least a couple of hours before dinner as you want them to have some time to cool. You could even bake them the day before. Figure about 45 to 55 minutes in a 450-degree oven; you want them cooked through but still firm. Once cooled slightly, cut them into ¼-inch slices and lightly salt both sides.
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add just enough olive oil to barely cover the bottom of the pan. Once the oil is hot, slide the potatoes into the pan and fry approximately three minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan, salt and serve immediately.