Ready in 45 minutes
This is a favorite at our house, and I make these at least once a week. Onions are optional, but a sweet white onion chopped and fried with the potatoes gives the potatoes a special flavor. My husband's favorite meal is pinto beans, fried potatoes, and cornbread.
Peel, wash, and dice the potatoes in bite sized pieces. Put enough oil in the bottom of a medium sized non-stick skillet to cover the bottom of the pan, and be about 1/4 inch deep. Heat oil over medium high heat until hot. You can check the temperature by dropping a piece of potato into the oil. If the piece of potato sizzles, you are ready to add the rest of the potatoes and onions.
After you add the vegetables to the hot oil, generously salt and pepper them, cover with a splatter screen, if desired, and let them fry for about 10 minutes. Gently turn the potatoes over, and let them fry for about another 10 minutes. Be careful not to turn the potatoes too often, or they will begin to disolve. Continue frying and turning until the potatoes reach desired doneness. I like to have a plate lined with a paper towel ready to take them up on. This allows the excess oil to drain off of the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste after removing from the skillet, and serve hot.
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Kimboslice1960This is exactly how I make mine, except I use olive oil and yellow potatoes...only add onions once in awhile...hubby doesn't care for the onions very much2y ago
lisaanndohmI'd rate this at five stars. I remember when I was younger my grandmother would make these exact potatoes. I have tried to recreate them but could never figure out how she got them like that. This potato recipe is the same exact recipe as how she cooked her potatoes. Thanks for sharing.2y ago
r.lene9Just like I remember my southern gradma making6y ago
Beachbumette[I posted this recipe.]7y ago