COUNTRY FRIED POTATOES

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Fried potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes.

We Southerners love fried potatoes.  My twin daughters can’t get enough of their Southern Mamma’s fried potatoes.  We can eat them for three meals a day and love them for breakfast. I grew up on this dish and so did my children.  A classic that can’t be beat when it comes to good comfort food.  We think the bacon drippings make this recipe.

Fried potatoes are a wonderful anytime!

10 medium 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)
3/4 to 1 cup oil (I use Canola)
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
salt and pepper  (I like a lot of pepper and not much salt)
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. Makes about 8 to 10 servings.   Enjoy!
 
Note: You can also add green peppers and any kind of meat like ham or smoked sausage to this recipe.   Fried potatoes are good leftover and reheated.  If you have never had cold fried potatoes on a biscuit with mustard, try it, you’ll probably like it!
Country Fried Potatoes
 
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5 from 2 votes

Country Fried Potatoes

This is a classic dish that everyone will love. Fried potatoes are delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Potatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You can also add green peppers and any kind of meat like ham or smoked sausage to this recipe. Fried potatoes are good leftover and reheated. If you have never had cold fried potatoes on a biscuit with mustard, try it, you’ll probably like it!

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” ― A.A. Milne

 
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