Crispy Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes will wow your guests on presentation alone. Potato slices arranged in a spiral, roasted to perfection. They have a nice hint of smoky flavour too. Golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft and creamy inside.
This is the perfect side for brunch or dinner. A great change from hash browns or fries. Think of these as the skillet version to hasselback potatoes.
The humble potato is so versatile. Baked, mashed, or fried. Great in soups, stews, and casseroles. No one will argue that one of the perfect potato sides is au gratin. What is not to love about potatoes and cheese?
Have you tried tornado potatoes? Those cool potatoes on a stick? I want to make them just because they look fun to eat.
Every person has their favourite version of potato salad too. Always a hit at summer bbq parties.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for these baked skillet potatoes are at the bottom of this post.
I love to impress my guests with recipes that look fancy but are super easy to make. This recipe is similar to the famous Pommes Anna, but crispier.
Potatoes, a skillet, and seasonings. Simple yet so delicious. You will not be disappointed with these perfectly roasted potatoes.
Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes Require:
You will also need a good *(affiliate) cast iron skillet. They come in lots of sizes (and I have several) including a wok. Perfect for use on the stove-top, oven and grill.
Speaking of the grill, check out this awesome Chocolate Chip Cast Iron Coffee Cake. Bet you never thought of baking dessert on the bbq?
Love corned beef and cabbage? This easy Corned Beef and Potato Skillet is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Great for brunch too. A fun twist for St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
You can use any type of potato you like. I have made it with waxy, starchy and all-purpose potatoes.
- Yukon Gold
I think it would be fun to give this recipe a try with sweet potatoes too. Even the purple variety would add another dimension and stunning presentation.
How To Make Perfect Skillet-Roasted Potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- Wash, peel and thinly slice the potatoes.
- Layer in the skillet.
- Mix the oil and seasonings together in a bowl.
- Brush over the potato slices.
- Pop in the oven and bake until crispy and golden brown.
The Best Way To Thinly Slice Potatoes
You can use a very sharp knife. Be sure to cut evenly through the potato so the slices are uniform. Cut a small slice off the side/bottom of the potato so it will sit flat on the cutting board. This makes it safer to slice. The potato will not move when you work with it.
You can use a mandolin. This is my preferred method. Please be careful using this kitchen gadget. It is VERY sharp. I use the *(affiliate) OXO Good Grips in my kitchen.
You can use a food processor. This is another great way to get thin, uniform slices.
- I used avocado oil, but feel free to use olive oil if you like.
- You can use regular salt and pepper for seasoning. I like the hint of smokiness from the sea salt.
- Smoked paprika comes in several varieties. Hot, mild and bittersweet. All work well.
- The slices of potato should be as uniform as possible so they roast evenly. I would recommend no thicker than 1/4 inch thickness.
- This recipe reheats nicely. Wrap it in foil and warm in the oven.
- I have found that just about any type of potato works in this recipe.
- I used peeled potatoes, but feel free to leave the skin on if you like.
Why Are My Potatoes Sticking To My Cast Iron?
Cast iron needs to be seasoned properly with oil to prevent food from sticking. Most pans will come pre-seasoned when you buy them. If not, don’t fret it is not hard to do it yourself.
How To Clean Cast Iron
The most important thing to remember is DO NOT USE SOAP. Cast iron pans get better and better the more you use them. They are not meant to be spotless.
- Clean it immediately after you use it. Do not leave it soaking in water or it will rust.
- Use HOT water and a stiff brush or pan scraper. Always wash by hand, never in the dishwasher.
- Scrub off any stuck on pieces of food. You can use a paste of coarse salt and water if food is hard to remove.
- Dry with a cloth if possible. Paper towels work too, but sometimes they leave behind some paper fibers.
- Apply a thin coating of oil before storing your skillet in a dry place.
Looking for more potato recipes? There are never too many ways to enjoy the humble spud. Here are a few:
- Potatoes with Green Onion and Dill is a secret family recipe.
- You can never go wrong with Smoked Salmon Potato Appetizers to get the party started.
- Looking for a great dinner salad? Warm Potato Salad with Dill & Smoked Salmon is a perfect choice.
- If you are a pasta lover, these Herbed Gnocchi are super easy to make.
- Last but not least, Potato & Leek Soup is always welcome at the dinner table.
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Cast Iron Spiral Skillet Potatoes
- 3 ½ pounds potatoes (peeled & sliced)
- ⅓ cup avocado oil
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- smoked sea salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- Thinly slice potatoes (I used a mandolin).
- Place potato slices vertically in cast iron skillet.
- Brush oil mixture over potatoes.
- Season with salt and pepper over top.
- Bake for 1 1/2 – 2 hours…until golden and crispy.