These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe's a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd!
45 Minutes or Less,  Dinner,  Food,  Potatoes,  Sides,  Vegetarian

Rustic Skillet Potatoes With Paprika

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These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe’s a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd! 

These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe's a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd!

Last week at Smith Mountain Lake, the time came to figure out the rest of the meal to go along with the beautiful striped bass we were drooling over.

I realized we had a problem.

Eight people and *only one quart* of small red potatoes. What to do, what to do…

These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe's a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd!

Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s how to stretch certain ingredients when push comes to shove.

Potatoes are one of my favorites because they’re so amazingly versatile.

Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes—you can make a few potatoes feed an entire army!

Not to mention they can handle a wide variety of spices, everything from simple salt/pepper/butter to recipes with intense depth of flavor.

In this case, one little container of potatoes was able to feed eight people with no problem!

These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe's a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd!

These potatoes aren’t cut so thin you need a mandolin slicer, but you do want to keep them from being too thick and chunky. 

I find a chef’s knife works best to make quick work of slicing potatoes this way.

Between slicing the potatoes and blanching them before adding them to the skillet, you’re able to get these potatoes on the table relatively quickly.

Bonus: the flat shape versus a cube shape provides lots of area for that paprika blend to coat the entire potato piece!

Mmm…

These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center. This recipe's a great way to stretch a few potatoes to feed a crowd!

Rustic Skillet Potatoes with Paprika

Yield: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These rustic skillet potatoes with paprika are crispy around the edges and pillowy soft in the center.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart red potatoes (skins on), sliced 1/8" thin
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot of water and set over high heat to boil for 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add the olive oil and butter to a large skillet and warm over medium-high heat for a couple minutes. When the butter starts to get foamy, add the shallots and cook until they start to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Toss the potatoes with the paprika, thyme, salt and pepper, and then add them to the hot skillet.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the potatoes get evenly golden brown and crispy.

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Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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