Southern Fried Potatoes are a staple at our house. We love this dish and have always believed simple dishes are the most delicious. You only need a few ingredients and these fried potatoes are wonderful. We always serve these with our Salmon Patties. It’s a meal that we run to the table for!
Southern Fried Potatoes Simple Ingredients:
Potatoes, peeled, washed and sliced. (I always fry a lot because we like them leftover. You can cut down on the amount of the potatoes)
salt and pepper (I like a lot of pepper and not much salt)
Bacon grease (optional)
As you can see from the photos we like our potatoes to get a little brown and crispy combined with the onion and seasonings this is a real treat. We always make a lot because we love them cold the next day on a biscuit with mustard. If you have never tried that..you need too.. it’s so good!
Now I cook with quite a bit of oil because we like the potatoes to brown well and you can use as much or as little oil as you prefer to get the texture of the potatoes to your liking. We love the addition of the bacon grease because it adds a wonderful flavor to the potatoes and the onion.
We make this fried potato recipe in a very seasoned cast iron skillet but you can use a nonstick pan of your choice. We also use just russet potatoes, which has always worked very well!
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Handy tip: If you want to speed up the frying process, you can always slice your potatoes, boil them until tender and then add them to a skillet and fry them. It will save you some time. You can also boil some potatoes, keep them in the fridge and just fry a few each morning for breakfast if you don’t want to make a big amount at a time.
“This recipe brought back so many happy memories. I was a small child during World War II, and on wash day (Monday) after scrubbing laundry on a washboard in a galvanized tub outside, my mother would make us a lunch of iron skillet fried potatoes and onions along with a hoecake of cornbread also cooked on top of the stove in another iron skillet. This sumptuous meal would be washed down with fresh cold buttermilk. Oh, how I wish I could turn back time. Thanks for the recipe and the memories.” -Shirley
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Country Fried Potatoes
- 10 medium potatoes peeled, washed and sliced.
- 3/4 to 1 cup oil I use Canola
- 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon grease optional
- Have your grease and oil hot.
- Add potatoes, onion, garlic, pepper.
- Fry uncovered for about 45 minutes turning down stove after potatoes have browned and cooking until done.
- Remove from stove, add salt.
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