Sweet & Savory Skillet Potatoes

Seasoned to be savory, drizzled with molasses to enhance the sweetness and cooked to a crisped perfection, these skillet potatoes are the perfect side dish to enjoy anytime.

You can serve these potatoes for breakfast with a couple of over-easy eggs, it is the perfect thing to sop up that runny yolk. If you are feeding a crowd, try doubling this recipe and serving it up alongside your turkey this Thanksgiving.

Skillet Potatoes

I love it when recipes are both simple and delicious and it is also nice when they are really cheap to make. I am happy to report that these skillet potatoes are all three of those things.

I have also heard that potatoes contain an enormous amount of nutrients and can actually be beneficial to your diet despite their bad rap for being high in carbohydrates.

I can’t speak too much about the health benefits of potatoes but I can tell you some other things that I really like about cooking with them.

Potatoes are super cheap and stay good for a long time in comparison to other fruits and vegetables.

They are also really easy to cook with and there are tons of easy recipes that I can make with potatoes, so stocking up is always a good idea in my house.

My favorite thing about cooking with potatoes is that they are delicious, especially when the edges are crispy and full of flavor.

This would make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish and is great as a leftover with eggs in the morning.

The possibilities are endless because these skillet potatoes are delicious. This recipe really hits next-level status thanks to the inclusion of spices like celery salt. The bold flavor is both perfectly sweet and savory, a winning combination.

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Sweet & Savory Skillet Potatoes

Skillet Potatoes


  • 2 cloves of Garlic (diced)
  • 1 Cup of Diced Ham
  • 3 Large Potatoes
  • 2 Teaspoons of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Chives
  • 1 Teaspoon of Celery Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons of Molasses
  • Dash of Paprika
  • Dash of Pepper
  • Dash of Italian Seasoning
  • Dash of Ginger
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • Dash of Onion Powder
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • A drizzle of Oil for Frying


Dice potatoes and set in a bowl of water for about ten minutes. Heat oil in a frying pan, then adds potatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring to make sure the potatoes do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Add in the seasoning and ham, continue to cook another five minutes. Add in the seasoning and liquids, stirring to ensure good coverage. Cook about two more minutes, then serve.

The Hobby Wife

The Hobby Wife

Greenhouse and backyard gardener, devoted homemaker, and passionate recipe creator. My journey through life revolves around my unwavering love for food and travel. As a passionate cook, I blend my garden's bounty with culinary finesse and inspiration from my travels. From farm-to-table homestyle dishes to copycat recipes that offer something unique, my kitchen is a canvas where flavors harmonize and ingredients tell stories.

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