Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

The Waki Way - Living full-time in a motor home

Like what you see? Bookmark the page or click follow on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter (@thewakiway), and Instagram (@sarah_thewakiway)!


We always seem to get asked the same questions about living somewhat off grid in a motor home, to which the answers seem to spark a dozen more questions! So (to give our voices a rest!) here's the answers to our most frequently asked questions...

Read more>>


Sauteèd Potatoes

We do LOVE a good piece of steak for dinner! Flaky melt in the mouth Fillet is our favourite, or a nice bit of flavourful Rump.

Venison is also a tasty option with the added benefit of being a very lean... Now hang on a minute, why am I talking about steak?

For Ryan and myself, steak is always our top choice for dinner when we're up for a treat, and in our eyes good steak needs to be accompanied by something equally spectacular so boring old oven chips just don't cut it for us! Sauteed potatoes are the answer to our prayers, they're crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle with a moist buttery flavour and you can achieve all that with a frying pan instead of an oven - what more do you want?

Of course you don't have to have them with steak like us, have them with whatever your heart desires!


Like most of the recipes in the 2 Hob Rings+ section, these only actually require one burner at a time even though you'll be using a saucepan and a frying pan but we figure you'll be cooking up something else to go with them at the same time...


Ingredients:    (serves 2)

2 medium-large potatoes (a nice roasting variety if you have a choice)

1 tbsp. butter

sunflower/coconut oil




1. Peel and chop the potatoes into smallish chunks as per your preference, approx. 1-2 inches. Smaller pieces will break apart and crisp up more, larger pieces have the benefit of absorbing less oil but will take longer to cook.

2. Bring to the boil in a saucepan with salted water and simmer for 10 mins or until tender. Carefully drain the water away and allow to 'steam' in the pan with the lid on for a couple of minutes while you preheat the frying pan.

3. Pour enough oil to coat the bottom of a large frying pan and add the butter, tip the cooked potatoes into the hot oil (take care to avoid any splashes and spitting) and fry on a medium to low heat without stirring until they have begun to crisp up on their bottoms.

4. Carefully turn the potatoes with a spatula, taking care not to break them up too much. A little breakage is OK, I personally love those little crispy bits that break off! Continue to fry and turn until crispy all over and golden brown.

5. Drain on kitchen paper to remove any excess oil and serve immediately!


Seriously, how badass are fried potatoes with steak?! Comments below... 


< Back to 2 Ring Recipes

You might also like:

Bacon, Sweet Potato 

& Chilli Hash

For more great content every day & a spot of outdoors related humour, don't forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and now Twitter (@thewakiway) and Instagram (sarah_thewakiway)!

Follow The Waki Way on Pinterest!

About us:

My name is Sarah and in 2011 my husband Ryan and I decided to buy and re-fit an old motor home - we named it Waki and now live in it full time in the UK!

We live neither on or off-grid, rather somewhere in between, and are not the first and I dare say not the last to choose this way of life... read more>> 

A quick note:

You may notice we don't have those annoying 3rd party adverts on our site and articles, you know those ads for diet pills and other ridiculous claims - and you're welcome! If we think that something is useful to our readers then we conduct our research and link to it directly.

To help support the site we instead make use of affiliate links where appropriate; Sarah is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees. It doesn't cost you a penny extra to order anything via the links posted on this site and The Waki Way may earn a small referral fee if you do helping towards the costs of running this website - which is most appreciated! Seriously, let us say a massive THANK YOU for your support!


Copyright statement:

The web site design, graphics, text and all other materials contained within this web site are held under copyright by The Waki Way unless stated otherwise. No part of this material may be sold, transmitted, or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. The Waki Way encourages 'pinning' and the sharing of ideas and concepts via social media and other Blogs etc but asks that credit remains with The Waki Way where due.


Recommendations, links & advice:

*All prices stated in links are correct at the time of publishing but there may be changes in prices, promotions or discontinuations - linked products are hard to keep track of so we recommend you check the seller for up to date prices and availability. 

The Waki Way shall under no circumstances be liable for any damages, convictions or injury whatsoever – including but not limited to damages arising out of, related to or resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this site, and your reliance on any information or opinions provided herein. 

© 2014. The Waki Way. All Rights Reserved.

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.

Do you accept?