Crispy Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions

Treat yourself to the comforting flavors and satisfying crunch of our Crispy Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions—a classic side dish that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. This simple yet delicious recipe combines tender potatoes, sweet onions, and savory seasonings, all cooked to golden perfection in a skillet.

To start, begin by selecting your favorite potatoes—I recommend russet or Yukon gold potatoes for their creamy texture and excellent crispness when fried. Peel and dice the potatoes into uniform cubes, ensuring even cooking and crispy edges.

Next, thinly slice a sweet onion and add it to the skillet along with the diced potatoes. The onions add a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish, complementing the savory potatoes beautifully.

Heat a generous amount of oil or butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the diced potatoes and sliced onions to the skillet in an even layer, spreading them out to ensure maximum surface contact with the skillet.

Season the potatoes and onions with your favorite herbs and spices—I recommend a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper for a deliciously seasoned flavor profile. Toss everything together to coat the potatoes and onions evenly with the seasonings.

Allow the potatoes and onions to cook undisturbed for several minutes, allowing them to develop a golden crust on the bottom. Resist the urge to stir too frequently, as this will prevent the potatoes from achieving optimal crispiness.

Once the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on one side, use a spatula to flip them over and continue cooking until the other side is equally crisp and golden.

Serve the Crispy Skillet Fried Potatoes and Onions hot from the skillet, garnished with freshly chopped parsley or green onions for a burst of freshness and color. Whether enjoyed as a side dish with eggs and bacon for breakfast or as a tasty accompaniment to grilled meats for dinner, these potatoes and onions are sure to become a family favorite. So fire up your skillet and get ready to enjoy the delicious crunch of homemade fried potatoes and onions.

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