Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried Potatoes and Onions is a classic and comforting side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. This simple and delicious dish features crispy and golden-brown potatoes cooked with savory onions, creating a flavorful combination. It’s an excellent option for breakfast, brunch, or as a satisfying side for any main course.


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Fresh herbs (such as thyme or rosemary), for added flavor


  1. Heat the vegetable oil or melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the thinly sliced onions to the skillet and sauté them until they become soft and translucent.
  3. Add the thinly sliced potatoes to the skillet, spreading them out in an even layer.
  4. Season the potatoes and onions with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices of your choice.
  5. Allow the potatoes to cook undisturbed for a few minutes, until they begin to brown on the bottom.
  6. Carefully flip the potatoes and onions using a spatula, ensuring even browning on all sides.
  7. Continue cooking the potatoes and onions, flipping occasionally, until they are crispy and golden brown.
  8. Once cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the fried potatoes and onions to a serving dish lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  9. Serve the Fried Potatoes and Onions hot as a delicious side dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

Note: You can customize the dish by adding additional ingredients such as diced bell peppers, garlic, or spices like paprika or cayenne pepper to enhance the flavors according to your preference.