Fried Taters & Onions

"This is your basic fried potatoes and onions. Just the way my grandma use to make when I was growing up."
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  • Peel potatoes and slice potatoes lengthwise almost all the way to the bottom of the potato, then turn potato and slice all the way through the potato.
  • You will get french fried potatoe slices.
  • (Or slice how you like them) As you slice your potatoes put them in a bowl of cold water to cover.
  • Peel onion and cut in half then in slices.
  • Heat shortening in skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  • Drain potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Put potatoes in a skillet and add onions and salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • Fry potatoes and onions in shortening for Aprox.
  • 10 minutes covered without turning, until they are browned.
  • Uncover and turn potatoes and fry another 10 or 15 minutes until nicely browned.

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  1. Made these last night and reminded me of my mom making them when we were growing up. I used canola oil to fry in and they were still delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
  2. I've been making potatoes like this for years-it's a southern thing. They are excellent and the only thing I do different is when they're done, I put cream cheese on top and melt. YUM YUM
  3. It was pointed out to me that I had posted my review of your recipe on another recipe. Here is the review I posted. I liked fried potatoes and I thought I would this a try. The onions added a nice flavor addition. I added a little butter along with the shortening. Will have to make my fried potatoes with onions more often. Thanks Sheri-BDB Bullwinkle
  4. Love these fried potatoes and onions! I fix these every weekend as a treat! I use corn or veg. oil to fry them in. Thanks for a good basic potato recipe!


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