Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried Potatoes And Onions Recipe

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Tracy Joyner


Make a big batch so everyone can have plenty.

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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

How to Make Fried Potatoes and Onions


  • 1Wash potatoes
    Using paring knife, cut any dry spots or "eyes" off the potatoes
    Do not peel the potatoes
  • 2Cut potatoes into cubes of similar size..about 1"
  • 3Peel 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
  • 4If you are adding green bell pepper..wash and rough chop
  • 5If 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
  • 6Add cubed potatoes to hot oil.
    Salt and Pepper
  • 7Add Onion and Green Pepper to pan.
    Stir to coat everything w/oil
  • 8Then 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.
  • 9Do 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.
  • 10Crumble the bacon and add back to the pot before serving

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About Fried Potatoes and Onions

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

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