Water Fried Potatoes

September 8, 2011 4:19 pm by

I love potatoes!!  Fried, baked, mashed, smashed, whatever, they are just good!!  Well, in order to partake in this vegetable while on a weight loss journey there must be some compromise.  Baked with nothing on it, unless you eat Non-Fat plain yogurt, mashed with Low Fat, lower sodium chicken broth or WATER FRIED!!  Are you laughing yet?  That’s the best way I can think of to describe these potatoes.  My husband asked for fried potatoes one night without the “fried” so I set-out to make them.

Wash, peel (or not depending on how you like them) and dice your potatoes.  (how many you use depends on how many you need)

Put about 1 cup of water per potato in your pot to boil.  Add nothing!!












Here I used red potatoes and I left the skin on.  With most potatoes they will foam up a little, that will go away.  If you want, you can cover the pan and reduce flame and let the water soak up faster but if not, if you are doing other things and have time just let the water soak in on medium flame.

At this point I like to add my sea salt and any other seasonings you may want.  Garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, etc.  With salt, always keep it at a minimum – I use 1/2 tsp sea salt.

By now they should be getting really soft, probably after about 12 – 15 mins. or so.  If not, be patient, let them cook.
When the water is almost soaked up you can add green onion, scallions, chives, red onion if you’d like.
And now they they should start looking like this:
For the browning process.  Fire goes up and Ideally it would be good at this point to remove the potatoes and spray your pan down with your Canola spray – and oil it with some extra virgin olive oil.  If not, just slide it all to one side and oil /spray and then slide to the other side and repeat.
Then I spray the potatoes on the top and keep turning.  Spray a little with each turn and add a little more olive oil if you need to.
Remember these are NON-Fried – so you should only be using 2 TBS olive oil at max.  Compared to a cup to cup and a half or more of vegetable oil.
Keep turning until they are crunchy brown and caramelized.  Serve and Enjoy!!

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