Perfect Skillet Roasted Potatoes

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Have you ever had one of those “What Would You Want Your Last Meal To Be?” conversations?

I have. Partially because I’m a touch more morbid than most, and partially because I think about food nearly constantly. Also, between food writers, food bloggers and chefs, I hang out with quite a few food people and that tends to dictate the sway of conversation.

Julia Child ate French onion soup as her last meal. James Dean had apple pie and a glass of milk at a road side dinner. JFK ate a pretty typical breakfast of eggs, toast and coffee. John Lennon had a corned beef sandwich. Ernest Hemingway had a steak and potatoes.

(*have I totally creeped you out with death talk on my potatoes post?)

Really, what that conversation comes down to is what food could you not bear never eating again. For most people, that’s comfort food, or meals that remind them of childhood. To be honest with you, I can’t really decide on an answer to the super-morbid Last Meal question. But, I can tell you I would want potatoes to be a part of the meal.

I’ve been making these potatoes for a while. Really simple, easy and always turn out great, without much effort. They also just so happen to be vegan and gluten free, how great is that?

Last meal or not, I’ll be having these again soon.

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Slow Cooker Stout Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 lb small red beans (or red kidney beans) dry
  • 24 ounces stout or porter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 hickory smoked ham hock
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb raw chicken bratwurst, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice for serving.


  1. Add red beans, porter, chicken broth, ham hock, onion, garlic and sriracha to a slow cooker. Cook on low for eight hours.
  2. Once the beans are finished cooking, heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Cook the brats, green peppers and bacon until meat has been cooked through. Stir the brats, bacon and peppers with the beans, salt and pepper to taste. serve over rice.

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32 thoughts on “Perfect Skillet Roasted Potatoes

  1. I have no idea what my last meal would be. I’ve never really had just one favorite meal, though I have favorites in categories: favorite snack, dessert, ice cream, stew, etc. It would certainly have to be comforting. These potatoes look very comforting!

    1. Blogger nightmares, That’s hilarious. Even though I haven’t waited tables since college I still have waitress nightmares, how nuts is that?

  2. I spend way too much time thinking about my last meal, the only food I’d want stranded on a dessert island, etc. These potatoes look like they would go great with the perfect steak I lean towards for the last meal 🙂

  3. I am too chicken to think about what my last meal would be.. Fascinating about the famous people you mentioned. Kinda creepy but fascinating.:) These potatoes – wow, they do look perfect! How many times have I tried to make skillet roasted potatoes and failed! Thanks for this recipe, Jackie!

  4. Mmmm, these look fantastic! And I’ve had that what-would-be-your-last-meal conversation with many people. I know it’s morbid .. but it’s so interesting! Mine would definitely include pasta, probably some sort of meatball, and lots of great cheese + bread. Although now you have me thinking that some potatoes would be a good addition, too. =)

  5. Personally, I would have a huge slice of triple chocolate cake for my last meal. But these potatoes look pretty killer as well. For some reason, I always imagine a roasted chicken when I see roasted potatoes, the two just pair so well together!

  6. It’s a really tough call to decide what my last meal would be….probably chili and cornbread as simple as that sounds. These potatoes look awwwwesome! I bet they’re wonderful with steak and I’d use the leftovers in a breakfast hash (assuming there were leftovers….) Have a fun weekend!

  7. 3 out of 4 solid food eaters approve! The thumbs down came from my four year old. Fool. Perfect is right! I used yukons and one yam (two of my yukons were green!)

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