Wednesday, February 8

Easy Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa

I will start this recipe off with a disclaimer. There are sure to be healthier and more varied versions of this recipe. This is my version and how we like it. We like margarine, like in major amounts. I use butter in my baking but always use margarine in my cooking. This is a basic, full of flavor, weeknight easy recipe for us. Stick to your gut food and boy is it good!

3 lbs. russet potatoes
1 ring of kielbasa
1 1/2 - 2 sticks margarine
Lawry's seasoning salt
onion salt
garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste

Spray large skillet with non stick spray or olive oil. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch disks. Place potatoes in skillet and top with 1 stick of margarine, cut into smaller squares. Sprinkle entire top with Lawry's. Using lesser amounts, sprinkle with onion and garlic salt. Without stirring, cover and heat on med - low heat for a minimum of 20 minutes. 

After about 20 minutes, remove cover and stir gently. Cut kielbasa into 1/4 inch circles and add to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking.

Cover and heat another 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. As potatoes become more tender, make sure to stir as gently as possible to keep them from breaking up. 

Test potatoes with a fork for tenderness and also add additional seasoning if needed. At this point, I may also add some more margarine slices if I feel it needs them. I usually do!

Serve immediately and be ready for the second helping requests.

*note: I use yellow potatoes (not gold) whenever I can find them at my local grocer. When I do, I add less seasonings as the yellow potatoes have their own amazing flavor. I also cut down the cooking time by 5-10 minutes per step. Yellow potatoes are less dense and will turn mushy if cooked too long. 


Nikki said...

For the record, there is nothing wrong with mushy potatoes unless you want your food to look pretty ;) Just kidding.
This looks SO good and I love how super easy it is!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I love that you make it a bit healthier using margarine. I always use butter because that's what I have on hand. I go to Costco and buy 4 pounds of butter every time I'm there but I should really stock up on some margarine. Thanks for the tip.

And this looks delicious! Can't wait to give this a try.

Sheri said...

OH I like mushy potatoes too. The best are the ones at the bottom of the pan. LOL!

I buy so much margarine; the more, the better. :)

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