Southern Fried Potatoes Recipe | Yummly

Southern Fried Potatoes

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  • 1/2 cup bacon drippings (cooking oil, butter, or any combination)
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 to 5, peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion (finely chopped)
  • salt
  • pepper
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium13% DV300mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs12% DV35g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories370Calories from Fat220
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat220
    Total Carbohydrate35g12%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Kimberly Conway 2 months ago
    Great only I wanted a smaller amount so I reduced the oil and after the first turn of the potatoes I increased the heat and stayed right there and they crisped batter. All and all turned out great. Thank you Kimberly Conway
    Billie Pacho 3 months ago
    Just what I was looking for
    Andrew Wright 3 months ago
    I wouldn’t cover these. My potatoes ended up steaming and getting cooked and now I just have a oily mashed fried potato cake. I’ve never messed up fried potatoes until tonight when I decided to use a recipe to see if I could make them even better
    Tina H. a year ago
    Excellent. Great flavor and reminded me of when my mom made these!
    Lynette 2 years ago
    I would totally make them again!! I love potatoes of every kind!!!!
    Donna Poulton 2 years ago
    Simply delish !!! A must for the next meal
    Jessica Dyer 2 years ago
    Great base recipe. I added more seasonings to add more flavor.
    Lindy 2 years ago
    Love these. My mom made these & the “burned” onions aren’t burned- they are carmelized. It’s what adds that unique taste. We called them German Fried Potatoes & I’ve been making them since the early 1970’s!
    Grayer 2 years ago
    Great! Followed exact receipe.
    jeanie filter 2 years ago
    The onions are burned but didn’t effect taste. Yum!
    Snow 2 years ago
    @Torri Moody you have to steam them first with seasonings and oil with the lid on. Then fry, they shouldn't stick.
    Austin 2 years ago
    really good !! defiantly making this again !!
    Chavaughn Greer 2 years ago
    Quick easy and delicious
    Me Me 2 years ago
    These were tasty! I seasoned with salt, pepper, smoked paprika and curry. Used oil and butter. Chopped some garlic and put in towards the end and...voila!
    Tori Moody 2 years ago
    It turned out good! I kept mines in circles. Need to figure out how to prevent it from sticking to pan. I used a cast iron pan.
    Nikki D. 2 years ago
    Great base recipe. Original recipe is lacking seasoning. I seasoned with a homemade Cajun seasoning prior to cooking along with some garlic powder. Turned out great!
    Nashon Seals 2 years ago
    👍🏾👍🏾..loved it will definitely make again
    Rocco Bella 3 years ago
    I’m from Louisiana and i learned to cook as a child by “Sous chefen” along side my momma. Here girl, chop this onion, chop this pepper, hand me the seasoning. Now stir this, flip that meat.. Ok, now go set the table etc.. So I needed a recipe as a quick reference, just needed to know if I had to put the potatoes in first... and I stumbled upon this gem. It was perfect and the breakfast I made with it was amazing.. thank you
    Kimberly 3 years ago
    Amazing making it again tomorrow!
    Diane Chrisman 3 years ago
    So tasty!!!! I’ll make it again.
    It was amazing !!!! I just tweaked the recipe a bit with the seasoning
    Mary Hancock 3 years ago
    Flavor was perfect using half butter half canola oil. I made the cubes too large for my liking so next time will make them smaller like my mom did. Growing up Southern, fried tators were a staple. This was my first experience with steaming instead of direct frying. Interesting take on a classic dish. Definately will use again. Thank you for sharing!
    Imran Shamsi 3 years ago
    It was great! Thanks
    Em Prata P. 3 years ago
    Potatoes and onions came out great!
    Colin Newman 3 years ago
    i absolutely love this recipe. It works best on gas. i am making it again tonight.
    Leslie Hodges 3 years ago
    The best recipe, made this time after time!!!
    Karen R. 3 years ago
    Delicious the way it is!
    ldubb 3 years ago
    Very good! Made with no onions due to picky eaters and added salt pepper garlic powder and Greek seasoning. Cooked on low to get extra crispy
    Tina Tina 3 years ago
    Perfect! Great instructions no changes required. Tasty and full of flavor. Made twice in 1 week!!!!!
    Damaris 4 years ago
    Delicious! I'm a rookie. I just couldn't get them to crisp. It could be because I didn't raise the fire high enough haha!