how to make fried potatoes and onions

These delicious skillet fried potatoes Make a delightful side dish to go with your healthy breakfast

Recipe for Fried Onions and Potatoes


  • Peanut oil should be enough to cover the bottom of your entire pan
  • 2 TBs unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1lb Idaho russet, or Red potatoes
  • Salted water
  • 1/2 medium-sized sweet onion like Vidalia
  • Salt and pepper to your liking
  • Garnish with fresh basil and paprika


  • A heavy 9-inch cast-iron skillet can be placed over medium heat (just a bit more than the medium setting on my electric stove).
  • Add the butter to the skillet. Let it heat until the oil shimmers on the surface. If it does, turn off the heat.
  • Chop the potatoes into equal-sized pieces – chips, cubes or both.
  • Place the cut pieces in 4 cups of boiling water with 2 Tbs salt added.
  • You can cut up the onion into larger pieces than you would a potato.
  • After 5 minutes, drain the potato very well and dry it with paper towels.
  • Once the oil has gotten shimmery, add the onion and potato to the oil. If they are not able to be laid side-by-side, let them cook.
  • Cook each side for approximately 4 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 2-4 minutes.
  • Use a paper towel to drain the oil. Salt and pepper immediately after you have removed the oil from the pan.
  • Serve hot.

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