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Super Simple Suppers — Fried Potatoes

Welcome to super simple suppers.

Now this post is painfully simple but makes a great meal.  Potatoes are great at any meal.  Somehow in the last few years white potatoes have gotten a bad reputation.  I have never understood why.  This is probably a good example of heath information going crazy.  Check out the nutritional data.  In a world full of tons of processed full of preservative foods, this whole food is a meal.  This is whole, natural, vegan, low fat (depending on how much oil), no sugar (depending on the amount of ketchup), and low sodium.

I never realized that potatoes would cook up into these nice patties until I learned it from some friends (deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, but that is another story).  Not only is it pretty this way, but it uses lots less oil to fry.


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Oil (canola works good), spray oil also works
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional ketchup

Heat skillet and oil to medium heat.  Shred potatoes with cheese grater.  Place potatoes on hot oil and form patty.  Flip when bottom is brown and brown on the other side.  Serve 🙂

For more vegan meal ideas check out the recipe page.

‘321 Stop – stop running and start living’ book update:

6 days till release on March 21!

“I have been a simple living blogger for two years and yet I still found lots of tips and ideas for simplifying all aspects of life while reading 3-2-1 Stop. In fact, the book not only teaches how to get rid of tangible clutter, but also how to simplify our emotional clutter. There are many things that made 3-2-1 Stop a standout, but I think what impressed me most about the book is the simple, conversational tone in which it was written.” — Amanda Amanda 


  1. Agreed potatoes have gotten a bad rep. I don’t know if you use organic potatoes but the flavor is so much better. My husband grows his own potatoes and read a lot about them. He told me that potato farmers grow a patch of organic potatoes for themselves because they won’t eat the pesticide laden potatoes they sell.

    • Yes, I have heard that the stuff sprayed on potatoes is pretty bad. We get most of our potatoes from my husbands folks who grow their own. They taste way better. Otherwise I would probably look at organic.

  2. Wow, didn’t realize there was an un-organic potato, but then again with the food being as it is today – why not. Makes me want to try and do my own again this year.

    BTW – Thanks for dinner, so far the four year old likes your idea of food.

    • Yeah, there shouldn’t be un-organic potatoes… from what I understand they spray them with stuff so they don’t start sprouting before they are purchased. Glad I could help out with dinner 🙂

  3. Kari Kari

    Yummy! We love potatoes!

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