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Easy Pan Fried Potatoes, Shallots With Parsley Butter

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“Quick easy side dish. It takes just minutes into the microwave and then transfer to the pan for a quick pan fry. Some fresh parsley, garlic and shallots make this perfect. I loved pan fried potatoes but sometimes they just take too long and I always feel like I'm using too much butter or oil so this is my quick compromise. Now you can use the pre-bagged either frozen or dairy aisle packaged potatoes, but to me there is no comparison. I just love the sweetness and rustic flavor of the red skinned potatoes. Besides this is so easy to make and such a great inexpensive side dish. Serve with steak, fried fish, or any seafood, and of course one of my favorites an omelette. I don't know about you, but I can eat breakfast any time of the day.”

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  1. Potatoes -- Add the potatoes to a bowl or I prefer using a pie plate and add just a tablespoon or so of water and cover with plastic wrap. Now microwave. I like to start at 5 minutes and then check. You want them slightly tender but still firm and not falling apart - remember you are going to finish then in the pan. Once they are done, just remove from the microwave and drain well, you don't want water to hit a hot pan.
  2. Pan Fry -- Add the shallot and garlic to a medium saute pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter on medium heat and cook 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium high to high and add the other tablespoon of butter, potatoes and parsley. I like to let them set for a couple of minutes to brown on the bottom before flipping and stirring breaking them up slightly and then again a couple of minutes on the other side before I stir or flip and again breaking them up a bit. They will start to break apart which is fine. Then add the scallions, salt and pepper and serve.

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