Fried potatoes and onions

Fried potatoes and onions make for a classic and comforting side dish. Here’s a simple recipe to make delicious fried potatoes and onions:


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil or bacon grease
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: garlic powder, paprika, dried herbs, or your favorite seasoning blend


1. Prep Potatoes and Onions:

  • Peel the potatoes and slice them into thin rounds. Thin slices will cook more quickly and evenly.
  • Thinly slice the onion.

2. Heat Oil:

  • In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the vegetable oil or bacon grease over medium heat.

3. Add Potatoes:

  • Once the oil is hot, add the sliced potatoes to the pan in a single layer. Allow them to cook without stirring for a few minutes to develop a golden crust on one side.

4. Stir and Add Onions:

  • Use a spatula to gently flip the potatoes, allowing the other side to brown.
  • Add the sliced onions to the pan. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes and onions are golden and tender.

5. Season:

  • Season the potatoes and onions with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings or herbs you prefer. You can also add garlic powder or paprika for extra flavor.

6. Cook Until Golden:

  • Continue cooking and stirring occasionally until the potatoes are cooked through and have a golden brown color.

7. Serve:

  • Once the potatoes and onions are cooked to your liking, remove them from the heat.
  • Serve the fried potatoes and onions hot as a side dish with your favorite main course.

8. Optional Additions:

  • Feel free to add extras like chopped bell peppers, garlic, or fresh herbs to customize the dish.

This simple and tasty fried potatoes and onions recipe is a versatile side dish that pairs well with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy its crispy and savory goodness!

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