Curried Potatoes

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Budget meals were a regular part of my upbringing. My parents both grew up in families where money was tight. They knew what it was to pinch a penny.

Curried Potatoes were a staple in our diet. When we had fried pork chops, curried potatoes were always the featured side dish. Always. Always.

I had no clue that other people had applesauce with their pork chops. Curried Potatoes are what you’re supposed to have. And they are quiet easy to make.

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Curried Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian-fusion
Keyword: curried potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the potatoes and toss to coat. Stir in the curry powder and season the potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover the pan with a lid or a sheet of aluminum foil. Stir the potatoes occasionally while they steam. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, possibly longer.

  3. Remove the lid and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until potatoes develop a crisp crust on the outside.
  4. Serve the potatoes hot.

Recipe Notes

Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.

Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1/6 the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Curried Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 895mg26%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. nancy says

    applesauce and fried potatoes were our side dishes with fried pork chops. i’m going to try your curry version of fried potatoes. i think they’ll be liked by all at our house.

  2. Shannon L says

    My favorite way to eat potato is pan-fried potatoes with onions. When I was in school, my grandmother kept my brother and I. Money was tight so she would fry a pan of taters n onions. We would always eat until we were stuffed, and then wouldn’t eat dinner. My mom said that she was going to quit cooking meals and just cook taters n onions. 🙂

  3. Molly says

    Nom nom nom …. curried potatoes are a favorite at our house. Yum.

  4. We never had applesauce with pork chops either! We always had potato pancakes (from a box)–and probably a can of corn. I served pork chops to hubby when we were newlyweds and was horrified when he asked for applesauce. :-O

  5. Janel says

    Oh, I remember those! I loved them as a kid. I tried making them as a newlywed with slightly different instructions…but they didn’t turn out as good as Mom’s so I gave up. Maybe I’ll give your recipe a try.

  6. We eat so many potatoes here! For one thing, my husband is Russian, so potatoes are a mainstay of their diet. Some of our favorite ways to make them are:
    Roasted potatoes- We peel and cube the potatoes, then add chunked carrots. Toss with some olive oil, sea salt and 3 cloves of finely minced garlic. Place in a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees, until browned and tender.

    We also like homemade Pierogies or what my husband calls Variniky.
    Mashed potatoes with gravy is another thing we have quite often.

  7. Erika says

    I’m unfamiliar with this recipe but it sounds really good! 10 lb. bags of potatoes are on sale at my grocery store this week so I’m going to give them a try!

  8. Rooh says

    I made that last week, and DH and I really, REALLY liked it! I’ll have to make it again … soon!

    Most of us like simple roasted wedges/potato bits. Cut ’em up, toss them in oil, put them in the 450* F oven for 45 minutes or so, depending on how you cut them up. Sprinkle with salt after. Of the five of us, only my girl doesn’t like them. But she doesn’t like french fries either … or pizza. Which is weird for a six year old!

  9. Rena says

    I’m going to try these this week. Mashed potatoes are our favorite potatoes.

  10. Oh I think I’m going to love this potato recipe! I am struggling to find ways to cut back on the food budget more than we already do, so anything like this will help! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  11. Monica says

    I never had curried potatoes before but I have been trying new things and since I was making a quick stir fry with an Indian butter sauce I wanted a side to go with the theme. These were soooo good even my 6 year old ate them up! The only thing different I did was I bought a bag of simply potatoes. They are already diced and have onions mixed in. I don’t have a lot of time so this was an awesome shortcut. Love the recipe and will be using it from now on. I am also going to be checking out the rest of your recipes if they are anything like this then I will be one happy lady!

  12. Lis says

    I make a big batch of curried potatoes once a month and freeze in sandwich baggies to add to a variety of dishes, including curried chicken. Yum!

  13. Robin says

    A favorite potato of ours is to cut potatoes (usually Klondike gold) either in wedges or cubes; toss with olive oil, sea salt, fresh snipped rosemary and parmesan cheese. You can cook these either on a baking sheet or on the grill. Either way, they are delish! Serve ’em with grilled steaks seasoned with cracked black pepper & sea salt; or if cut in wedges, with burgers. (Black & Blue burgers are a fave of ours.)

  14. chris says

    There even better when you add cilantro to the recipe.

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