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Fried Potatoes And Onion

Fried Potatoes And Onion

Crispy Perfection: A Recipe for Skillet-Fried Potatoes and Onions

There's nothing quite as comforting as a simple, well-cooked side dish. This recipe for Skillet-Fried Potatoes and Onions delivers crispy potato perfection with every bite. It's a symphony of textures and flavors, featuring golden brown potato slices and caramelized onions, all cooked to tender goodness in a single pan.

The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. Just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work are needed to create this satisfying side.


  • 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of dried dill (or your favorite herb)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Prep the Potatoes and Onions:

    • Peel the Yukon Gold potatoes and slice them thinly. Aim for uniform slices for even cooking.
    • Slice the large onion thinly as well.
  2. Heat the Fat:

    • In a large skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil. This combination of fats adds richness and helps achieve perfectly crisp potatoes.
  3. Sauté the Vegetables:

    • Once the butter has melted and the oil is hot, add the sliced potatoes and onions to the pan. Spread them out in a single layer for optimal browning.
  4. Season and Cook:

    • Sprinkle the potato and onion mixture with garlic powder, dried dill, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Cook the vegetables undisturbed for 5-7 minutes, or until the bottoms of the potatoes begin to brown.
  5. The Golden Touch:

    • Once the bottoms are golden brown, gently flip the potato-onion mixture using a spatula. Continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, and the onions are beautifully caramelized.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:

    • Turn off the heat and transfer the crispy potatoes and onions to a serving dish. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired.


  • Spice It Up: Feel free to add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat, or incorporate your favorite herbs like thyme or rosemary for a different flavor profile.
  • Achieving Crispness: The key to achieving perfectly crisp potatoes is resisting the urge to stir them too frequently. Let them cook undisturbed for a few minutes at a time to allow for proper browning.
  • Potato Perfection: Yukon Gold potatoes are a great choice for this recipe because they hold their shape well while frying and offer a creamy, flavorful interior. However, you can substitute russet potatoes if preferred. Just be mindful that they may break down slightly more during cooking.

With its simple preparation and delicious results, this Skillet-Fried Potatoes and Onions recipe is sure to become a staple in your weeknight side dish repertoire. So grab your pan, gather your ingredients, and get ready to enjoy the delightful combination of crispy potatoes and caramelized onions!