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Southern Fried Potatoes Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Southern Fried Potatoes

Southern fried potatoes feature tender cubed russet potatoes and chopped onions which are pan-fried to create a delectably crisp charred crust.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 215kcal


  • ½ sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound russet potatoes (chopped into ½"-¾" cubes)
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil (or bacon fat)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Cube potatoes and rinse under cold water. Drain water and briefly pat dry.
  • Place cubed potatoes into a large bowl and add cooking oil, tossing to evenly coat.
  • Melt butter in a non-stick skillet set over medium heat and add potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine and cover, cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cover and turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook for another 10 minutes, occasionally flipping potatoes with a spatula as a brown crust forms. 


If your potatoes are cubed larger, or if you are cooking at a lower heat, it will affect how long your potatoes take to cook. If your potatoes are undercooked at the end of the listed cooking time, simply cook them longer until tender.
If you wish to add seasonings to this recipe,  garlic powder, onion powder, paprika are all great options!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe too!


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg