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fried potatoes and onions

Fried Potatoes and Onions

Old-fashioned Fried Potatoes and Onions are the perfect, frugal side dish for a family meal.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 170 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons bacon fat OR butter
  • 3 lbs potatoes chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Wash and cut potatoes into ½ inch pieces. Chop onion, set aside.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bacon fat (or butter) to skillet. Add potatoes to skillet, and cover.
  • Allow potatoes to fry for 20-25 minutes, stirring only every 5 minutes, no more often than that. At 10 minutes of frying, add the onion and seasonings.
  • When potatoes are nearlyfinished, remove lid and fry till desired crispyness. Serve with ranch dressing or ketchup, if desired.


I calculated the nutritional values using 1/8 of the total recipe. 
Use any spices you want: I like using Thyme, paprika, or garlic. 
Any kind of potatoes work, I normally use russets or reds. 3 lbs is about 6 large potatoes, or 8 cups of chopped potatoes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 307mgPotassium: 746mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword potato
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