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Pan Fried Potatoes and onions

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6


Pan Fried Potatoes and Onions is a terrific side dish of fork-tender fried potatoes that goes well with almost any breakfast or dinner! The potatoes are a flexible side dish that goes well with a full roasted chicken as well as eggs and bacon!


  • 2 lbs russet potatoes (washed and cut into Β½ inch pieces, cubed)

  • 1 medium yellow onion (grated or finely chopped)

  • ΒΌ cup olive oil (more as needed,enough to cover the bottom of your frying pan)

  • Β½ teaspoon each, salt & pepper (to taste)

  • Β½ teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)

  • Β½ teaspoon smoked paprika (or paprika)



  • Wash and cube potatoes, as well as grate a medium yellow or white onion. *Peeling the potatoes is optional.

  • In a large frying pan, skillet, or cast-iron skillet, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.

  • Season with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder (save the minced garlic for the uncovered cooking time unless you want to use it).

  • Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl, then distribute them evenly around the bottom of the pan. Cook for 10 minutes, or until golden brown, covered with a tight-fitting lid.

  • After the potatoes and onions have cooked for 10 minutes while covered, uncover and toss them (add minced garlic, if using). Allow to finish uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender and have reached your chosen tenderness level.

  • When the potatoes are done cooking, remove them from the heat and serve right away.



  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pan fry
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 218kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 206mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: potatoes, Fried potatoes, veggies, appetizer