Pan Fried Crispy Potatoes (paleo + Whole30)

pan fried crispy potatoes

These paleo + Whole30 compliant pan fried crispy potatoes are made in just minutes! Simple, salty, and fried to the perfect crispness!




  1. Preheat oven to the broiler setting, or 500 degrees
  2. Peel the potato and dice into small cubes, roughly 1″
  3. Heat a medium pan or cast iron skillet on high heat and add the ghee
  4. Once ghee is hot (pro tip: splash a tiny amount of water inside the pan. If you hear a sizzle, it’s ready), add the potatoes to the pan, evenly spaced
  5. Fry the potatoes for 3 minutes
  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and flip the potatoes to fry another 3 minutes
  7. Flip potatoes once again and fry for 3 more minutes. If potatoes are starting to burn slightly, add a bit more ghee
  8. Turn down the heat slightly to medium-high and toss the potatoes another 2-3 minutes
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and add the dill, onion powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, then transfer the pan to the oven
  10. Cook for another additional 5 minutes until potatoes are golden and crispy
  11. Add more salt to taste if desired


*you can sub the ghee grass-fed bitter or an oil with high smoke point like avocado or coconut oil