Seasoned to be savory, drizzled with molasses to enhance the sweetness and cooked to a crisped perfection, these Sweet & Savory 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.
I love when recipes are both simple and delicious. It is also nice when they are really cheap to make, these skillet potatoes are all three of those things.
I was shopping at my local grocery store, avoiding small talk with as many people as possible when I stumbled upon a sale, potatoes were 24 cents a pound! I was so excited by the savings that I bought more than I actually needed, which was all of them because I didn’t even have potatoes on my shopping list this week.
As I transported these oversized cheap vegetables to my cart, a very eager store employee struck up a conversation with me. Apparently, cheap potatoes are the way to my heart because instead of immediately fleeing the scene of the conversation, I continued to pick out the best-looking potatoes while nodding. The next thing I know, the guy was going on about his weekend plans and I realized that I was now trapped by his small talk.
I kept piling potatoes into the cart, desperately seeking out a way to leave this situation without being rude because after all this is the store I shop at and I will no doubt have to see this talkative terry again soon.
That’s when the heavens opened up and sent down an angel in the form of a confused elderly man who was asking about an item that was left in his cart. He wanted to know where he could return the bottle of celery salt he found in his cart. The employee looked at me with a look that let me know he would be back to finish his riveting story after helping this man, so I immediately grabbed the celery salt and said “Thanks that’s on my list” as I headed far away from the two.
Just like potatoes, celery salt was not on my list, so now I have that lost bottle of wonder and I, much like the elderly man have no idea where it goes, so I bought it, and made these Sweet & Savory Skillet Potatoes.
Everything happens for a reason I guess and some days I handle mindless rambling better than others but like I said, I frequent this grocery store, this isn’t the first time this has happened, everyone there talks to you, it’s kind of weird.
Although I am not a fan of small talk I am glad that he isn’t like the guys behind the meat counter in this particular store. They get on my nerves demanding I know what I want whenever I am glancing at the meat for even a second.
It takes a couple of seconds to see all of the options yet they expect me to know immediately what I want from behind the fingerprint riddled glass. As soon as I meet their angry stare and tell them that I will let them know when I need help, they disappear and then another guy pops his paper hat wearing head over the counter to ask me if I have been helped, I swear it has to be some kind of game they play.
I am happy that I got a little recipe inspiration out of it because these skillet potatoes are delicious and thanks to the inclusion of spices like celery salt, they are both perfectly sweet and savory, a perfect combination of bold flavors.
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