Fried Potatoes and Onions is a dish that was served on a regular basis when I was growing up. Potatoes are a frugal food, and combining them with onions, adds a depth of flavor that makes this a real treat. My mother would frequently fry the potatoes in the bacon fat that she had in a can on the stove. I remember eating meals that consisted of nothing more than fried potatoes and onions with a side of cooked greens.
I loved to eat my Fried Potatoes and onions with a side of ketchup, but my father would put a dollop of mayonnaise on his. I thought he was weird, until I tried it his way.
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- olive oil
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Fried Potatoes and onions is a simple and easy meal. It can be changed by adding additional ingredients like bell pepper, or even by adding meat to create a variety of different dishes from this one simple recipe.
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Fried Potatoes and Onions
- 3 pounds potatoes diced into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes or 1/2 inch slices ($1.20)
- 1 medium yellow onion diced ($0.20)
- 1/4 cup olive oil (can substitute bacon fat, coconut oil, canola oil, etc) ($0.45)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt ($0.06)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper ($0.04)
- 3 cloves garlic minced ($0.09)
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions to the pan, and cook until onions become translucent.
- Add garlic to pan and cook for one minute
- Add potatoes, salt, and pepper to the pan. Stir well to combine ingredients.
- Cover pan with lid and allow potatoes to cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Remove lid from pan, and increase heat to medium high.
- Allow potatoes to cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes to allow them to become lightly browned and crispy.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition information is for 1/6th of the recipe prepared as written above.
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