Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried Potatoes And Onions

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Tracy Joyner


Make a big batch so everyone can have plenty.


★★★★★ 2 votes

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

How to Make Fried Potatoes and Onions


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