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Quick & Easy Blackstone Fried Potatoes

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Not much time to get a meal on the table? This super-fast method of making crispy and delicious Blackstone Fried Potatoes will make you the dinner winner! Ready in no time, a few simple hacks is all it takes to make this easy Blackstone recipe.

blackstone fried potatoes in a black dish on a cutting board

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If you’re craving potatoes that are crispy on the outside but still fluffy inside, but you don’t have time to wait for potatoes to cook, then this is the recipe for you! Using two simple hacks, you can have perfectly crispy, golden-brown potatoes on your Blackstone griddle in no time!

The Secret Ingredient

Usually, fried potatoes require parboiling the potatoes to cook them most of the way through, and then you need to drain them and then fry them. However, if you use canned potatoes – yes, canned potatoes, half of the work is done already!

What Are Canned Potatoes

Canned potatoes are already peeled and cooked potatoes that are packed in water. That’s it! They’re so easy to use – just drain the can and go. You can even get sliced canned potatoes, so you don’t need to do any slicing! Canned potatoes are usually made with russet potatoes, a good utility white potato perfect for frying on your flat top.

What you’ll love about Blackstone Fried Potatoes


  • They’re so super-fast to make – no waiting for potatoes to parboil!
  • Jazz them up however you like!
  • No fuss; no big mess to clean up – Blackstone griddling is so easy!

Ingredients

This is a simple and easy Blackstone recipe, and there aren’t many ingredients in it. You can jazz up fried potatoes in a number of ways; see those suggestions below.

  • Canned potatoes – Drained.
  • Cornstarch – This might seem a little odd, but it’s an old chef’s trick. See my comments below.
  • Cooking oil
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Seasoning – I love Kinder’s Buttery Steakhouse Rub on potatoes and other veggies, but use whatever you’ve got on hand.
  • Salt and pepper

blackstone fried potatoes in a serving bowl.

Cornstarch on Fried Potatoes?

No, I’m not crazy; hear me out. Potatoes, especially canned potatoes, are wet, and moisture is the enemy of getting a golden brown and crispy crust. Sure, you can drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels, but cooked potatoes are naturally moist through and through.

A wee bit of cornstarch coats the potatoes wicking up that moisture, letting them get crispy and delicious on the Blackstone. Don’t believe me? Google it! Don’t worry – you won’t taste the cornstarch, and it won’t make the potatoes gummy. You won’t even know it’s there – I promise.

How To Make Blackstone Potatoes

  1. Preheat your Blackstone griddle to high. You want it good and hot to get extra crispy potatoes.
  2. Drain the potatoes very well and toss them with the cornstarch.
  3. Add some oil to the griddle, then set the potatoes into the oil and move them around to coat them.
  4. Sautee the onions and bacon on another spot on the griddle. When the onions are translucent, combine the potatoes with the onion and bacon.
  5. Cook, flipping the potatoes every 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown, adding oil as necessary.
  6. Season and serve!

blackstone potatoes in a black bowl on a cutting board

Variations

There are so many ways to switch up this Blackstone potato recipe. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Use sausage or kielbasa instead of bacon.
  • Add bell peppers to go O’Brien potato style.
  • You can add cabbage, asparagus, cauliflower, and all your favorite veggies to make it a hearty potato hash.
  • Switch up the seasonings: Italian seasoning, Cajun, steakhouse, and more will add loads of flavor.

Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with Blackstone potatoes? I love serving them along with juicy steaks also cooked on the Blackstone, or I’ll make them a part of our family brunch along with eggs and bacon. They’ll also pair nicely with pork loin, tenderloin, or a tasty dish like Chicken Paprikash.

Storage

Leftover Blackstone potatoes will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them in a skillet or a low oven.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook Blackstone potatoes?

Using this method along with drained, canned potatoes, you should have lovely crispy potatoes that are ready to eat in about 10 minutes.

Is making fried potatoes on the Blackstone griddle easy?

Yes! This is a super easy recipe. Control the heat and add oil as necessary to get golden brown and delicious home-fried potatoes.

Can fried potatoes be vegetarian?

Yes, simply skip the bacon, and voila, you’ve got vegetarian fried potatoes on the Blackstone. These potatoes are also gluten-free, as long as your seasoning is gluten-free.

Step By Step

blackstone fried potatoes in a serving bowl.
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5 from 8 votes

Blackstone Fried Potatoes

Super fast, super delish, and always crispy and golden brown, making Blackstone Fried Potatoes in a jiffy is easy with a few simple hacks!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blackstone, blackstone griddle, canned potatoes, fried potatoes, potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 105kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cans potatoes 29 ounce cans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon montreal steakhouse seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your Blackstone griddle to high. You want it good and hot to get extra crispy potatoes.
  • Drain the potatoes very well and toss them with the cornstarch.
  • Add some oil to the griddle, then set the potatoes into the oil and move them around a bit to coat them.
  • Sautee the onions and bacon on another spot on the griddle. When the onions are translucent, combine the potatoes with the onion and bacon.
  • Cook, flipping the potatoes, every 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown, adding oil as necessary.
  • Season and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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By Chef Jenn

5 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Blackstone Fried Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    Fried potatoes are a comfort food I can get behind. Absolutely love them. Using canned potatoes was new to me and this recipe did not disappoint! I love all the crispy bits and the addition of bacon and onions was delicious.

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  2. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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