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Southern smothered potatoes recipe.
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Southern Smothered Potatoes

These tender southern smothered potatoes are the perfect side dish to serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 188kcal


  • Large nonstick skillet


  • 1.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes sliced into rounds
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Then add chopped onions, potato rounds, salt, pepper, and chicken broth.
  • Cover skillet with a lid and let cook for 20 minutes, infrequently flipping the potatoes to ensure they cook evenly. If the chicken broth evaporates before the potatoes are tender, another splash or two can be added.
  • After 20 minutes, the liquid should be evaporated and the potatoes should be mostly tender. Remove the lid and let the potatoes pan fry for an additional 10 minutes to develop color. Flip as needed to prevent burning.


1 ½ pounds of Yukon gold potatoes is approximately 5 medium potatoes.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg