Pour in skillet enough oil to liberally cover bottom of pan. Some times I add 1 tbs butter to help crisp them. Heat on medium high heat until very hot.
Mix together onion and potatos. CAREFULLY place in pan (grease will spatter). Spread to edges with spatula patting and forming into circle. Fry until bottom is golden brown then turn over. Fry other side until golden brown. Remove onto plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil. Turn onto clean plate.
Salt and pepper Served with desired topping Topping Suggestions: (choose one) sour cream and chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits, Ketchup mustard.