Step into the world of classic comfort food with our “Fried Potatoes and Onions” recipe. This timeless dish combines the earthy goodness of potatoes with the sweet charm of caramelized onions, all crisped up to perfection. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying side dish, or a late-night snack, these fried potatoes and onions deliver a dose of pure comfort in every bite. Let’s embark on a culinary journey and discover how to create this soul-warming favorite.


  • Peanut oil (enough to coat the skillet)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 pound of Idaho Russet or Red potatoes (Reds are our preference)
  • Salted water
  • 1/2 medium-sized sweet onion, like Vidalia
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and fresh basil


  1. Begin by placing a sturdy 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Ensure the heat is just a bit above medium if you’re using an electric stove.
  2. Pour the peanut oil into the skillet and add the sweet cream butter. Allow this mixture to heat until the oil shimmers on the surface. Be cautious not to let it smoke; if it does, remove it from the heat and let it cool until it shimmers again.
  3. While the oil and butter are heating, prepare your potatoes. Cut them into uniform pieces, whether you prefer chips or cubes.
  4. As you slice the potatoes, submerge them in 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of salt mixed in.
  5. Cut the sweet onion into slightly larger chunks than the potato pieces.
  6. After about 5 minutes, drain the potatoes very thoroughly and pat them dry with paper towels.
  7. Once the oil is shimmering and ready, carefully place the potatoes and onions into the skillet. Ensure not to overcrowd the pan; if necessary, cook them in batches.
  8. Let them cook for approximately 4 minutes on one side until they turn golden, then flip and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes on the other side.
  9. Remove the potatoes and onions from the oil and drain them on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper immediately.
  10. To add a finishing touch, garnish your fried potatoes and onions with a sprinkle of paprika and some fresh basil. Serve hot and savor the deliciousness!

In the world of comfort food, few dishes rival the simplicity and satisfaction of “Fried Potatoes and Onions.” Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or as a hearty side dish, the crispy potatoes and caramelized onions offer a symphony of flavors and textures that warm the soul. So, next time you crave a taste of home-cooked comfort, whip up a batch of these golden delights. Your taste buds will thank you for this timeless culinary indulgence.


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