Fried Potatoes and Onions

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A simple recipe for Fried Potatoes and Onions!


Fried Potatoes and Onions

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Fried Potatoes and Onions are a simple side dish that is very tasty. The potatoes are creamy but a bit crispy and cook to a beautiful golden brown. When you are looking for something simple as a side dish, potatoes and onions always seem to work for me. This is a one-skillet dish for tender golden brown and flavorful potatoes.

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  • Author: Momma Can
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30


  • 2 tbs Olive or Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup real butter
  • 2 pounds peeled Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes sliced thin (about six hand-sized potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onion
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Add vegetable oil and real butter to a 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. As soon as the butter melts add the potatoes and top with chopped onions, and salt, and pepper. I add about a teaspoon each.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook for 10-minutes. Remove cover after 10 minutes.
  4. Flip the potatoes to cook a bit on the other side with the lid off. They should be fork tender.
  5. Keep cooking until you get golden brown that makes you happy then remove from heat.
  6. Adjust seasoning and serve!


  • **Tip** Do not over stir the potatoes. Stir potatoes and then leave alone for about 4-5 minutes. Stir again. This allows the potatoes time to fry and brown in the oil.


  • Serving Size: 6
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