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Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

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This simple and easy Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots recipe is such a simple solution for getting more veggies and a hearty meal in the tummy of your kids. Not only does it take minimal ingredients (it’s literally roasted potatoes and carrots!) but it’s also a fast way to get everyone fed as well.

And if you happen to have leftover potatoes and carrots or any other root vegetable from yesterday’s dinner, you’re ready to go. It can be totally simple to make! This simple dinner recipe is certain to be a hit.

Your kids will be shocked at how much they love this dish!

how to make this vegetarian side dish of pan fried potatoes and carrots

Very few things beat the flavor combination of potatoes and carrots. They just go together, like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you’re slow-cooking them with a roast or pan-frying them with some chunks of chicken, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

A true comfort food, these pan-fried potatoes, and carrots would make the perfect addition to any meal. (or can be a quick meal all on their own!)

Tips for Making Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots

The main thing to remember when making this dish is that you want to chop up the veggies and potatoes in a way that they’re going to be certain to cook all the way through.

You can also add some fun seasonings to this recipe as well because the potatoes are really great about absorbing the flavors of the spices.

This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers and also mix in a few other vegetables, too.

While I’d typically post about specialty ingredients that you need to get online just in case you can’t find them at the store, this really doesn’t apply in this case.

This is just another reason that this roasted vegetables recipe is simple and awesome.

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Make it a Meal:

While this is a perfect side dish option for everyone in the family to enjoy, don’t forget to build your meal around it to have options for you. You can find great meal plans here.

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Dessert: Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream

these pan fried carrots and potatoes will wow the crowd at dinner tonight

Best Side Dishes:

Once you whip up this delicious fried carrots and potatoes recipe, everyone is going to be pumped and ready for even more creative dishes!

This Bacon Baked Beans recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a hearty side dish at home.

Don’t forget about the simplicity of meat and cheese plates.

Treat the tastebuds with a nice, light Carrot Salad.

One of our family favorites is this Copycat KFC coleslaw recipe!

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Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots is such a simple side dish recipe.


  • Leftover cooked potatoes
  • Leftover cooked carrots or other root vegetable
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper or other seasoning to taste


Slice the potatoes and carrots rather thinly, but not so thin that your veggies fall apart.

Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the potatoes and carrots and fry, stirring occasionally until desired crispiness.

For a crisp on the outside result, fry for about 20-30 minutes.
After they’re cooked, place them on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Sprinkle seasoning salt, pepper or any of your favorite seasonings.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Fried Potatoes and Carrots are best for breakfast! Love this recipe of yours!


Wednesday 5th of December 2012


My mom cooked this when I was growing up.

The carrots give it a sweet flavor.

It makes a good veggie meal.

I start with raw veggies - potatoes[leaving skins on], carrots, onions [dehydrated will do] seasonings, olive oil and a little water.

Pan fry covered medium heat stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Serve over a slice of bread.


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