Kentucky Fried Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom taught me how to make these potatoes when I was a little girl living in the hills of Van Lear Ky. I remember the way they smelled and I still make them today; my family loves these simple fried potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 medium potatoes (I like the redskin)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Scrub potatoes peel & cube.
  2. Chop onion.
  3. Heat oil until hot.
  4. Add potatoes & onion.
  5. Add salt & pepper ( I use lots of ground black pepper).
  6. Stir until well coated.
  7. Fry over med heat until tender.


Most Helpful

These were good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written and they made a nice side dish.

bmcnichol January 07, 2013

Yummy! These were simple and good. I microwaved my potatoes for a few minutes first to make this cook faster and we really enjoyed them. Thanks dixiegrlinpa for a nice keeper. Made for All You Can Cook Buffet special.

lazyme August 03, 2011

Visiting the area on a genealogy adventure, my sister-in-law and I were just in Van Lear! Had a lovely visit; taking the area bookstore and Butcher Holler. My Harlan County mother cut her potatoes lengthwise (like squared logs), my husbands grandmother sliced the potato in rounds, but everything else the same. You can't improve on simple ingredients cooked well.

Nanny Jane April 29, 2008

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