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garlicky chili cheese potatoes

Indulgent spicy fried poatoes with butter and cheese, an easy cooking recipe.


  • 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” dice
  • 1 cup olive oil or other vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or more!)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 green chilies, chopped fine (optional)
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar or other mild cheese (about 80 grams)
Indulgent spicy fried poatoes with butter and cheese, an easy cooking recipe.


  • 1. Peel and dice potatoes and pat dry.
  • 2. Heat oil in a 10” frying pan on medium heat.
  • 3. Add potatoes to pan in a single layer.
  • 4. In the meantime line a colander with two sheets of paper towels.
  • 5. After 7 minutes gently turn over potatoes, they should be lightly browned on one side.
  • 6. Allow potatoes to cook for 3 minutes more, then stir potatoes to allow even browning. Cook for 4 minutes until evenly golden. Remove potatoes from oil into colander.
  • 7. In another frying pan, heat butter until melted, add potatoes, salt, chili powder and green chilies. Toss potatoes until they are evenly coated.
  • 8. Add cheese to potatoes and keep stirring until cheese melts.
  • 9. Remove from heat and eat immediately.

    Serves: 2 (as a snack)
    Ingredients: 7

Critical Ingredients

I like the flavour of green chilies, but you can use a fresh red chili or a jalapeno if you like. All the other ingredients are required!

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