Fried Potatoes And Onions Recipe

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Fried Potatoes and Onions



Make a big batch so everyone can have plenty.

pinch tips: How to Peel Potatoes



Stove Top


2 potatoes for each person
1 large onion (or 2 med onions)
1 green bell pepper if you like
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil + add a little bacon grease if you have it

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash potatoes
Using paring knife, cut any dry spots or "eyes" off the potatoes
Do not peel the potatoes
Cut potatoes into cubes of similar size..about 1"
Peel and cut onion...rough chop is ok but I like a smaller cut.
Do not mince though because the onion will cook too fast and burn if it is too small
If you are adding green bell pepper..wash and rough chop
If you have bacon..fry 3 pieces in a large deep pan.
Remove bacon and set aside.

Add oil and heat--the idea is to add enough oil to coat the potatoes for frying
Add cubed potatoes to hot oil.
Salt and Pepper
Add Onion and Green Pepper to pan.
Stir to coat everything w/oil
Then you just want to fry it!
Turn/Stir it from bottom every 5-7 min. What you are doing is browning what's on the bottom then turning/stiring it to allow a new portion to brown each time. Don't let it burn on the bottom before you turn it.
Do not cover with a lid unless you are stepping away from the cooking area for a bit and then only for safety reasons. Covering w/a lid causes water to build up on the lid and drip into the potatoes which causes them to fry "wonky" and get mushy.
Crumble the bacon and add back to the pot before serving

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern