Potato and Onion Skillet Fry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This Irish potato recipe is a great way to use leftover baked potatoes! I love potatoes!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 medium potatoes, baked (or boiled)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet.
  2. Add the onions and cook until soft and lightly browned.
  3. Remove the onions from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  4. Reserve.
  5. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Add to the hot pan and brown on both sides. Return the onion to the pan, toss and season.
  6. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

Amazing! I've made this twice since i discovered them last Thursday. Ever since my Fiance, begs me to make them every night. I altered it just a little by leaving the skins on and adding a fresh garlic and allowing it to caramelize with the onions. Being college students this dish is wonderful since onions and potatoes are so cheap =)

Lynnsy October 07, 2010

Yummy! I did alter it a bit to cut back on the fat and calories. I used 1 T. butter and 1/2 T. olive oil and it was perfect! Thanks!

Pardeemom December 01, 2008

I adore making skillet potatoes with thin sliced onions and leftovers for work entice envious glances!

KissaMew January 23, 2007