Fried Potatoes and Onions are the perfect comfort food and super easy to make on a Blackstone Griddle. This simple yet incredibly flavorful side dish has been loved by generations for its crispy outer shell and tender inside.
Fried potatoes and onions – a timeless comfort food that never fails to bring a smile to your face. Whether you’re looking for a delightful side dish or a hearty breakfast option, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to whip up the best griddle fried potatoes right in your own kitchen.
So, let’s get cooking and bring some warm, savory goodness to your plate! Creating the perfect fried potatoes and onions on the Blackstone Griddle requires just a handful of ingredients and a flat top griddle.
With a little patience and some love, you’ll have a cooked potato dish that’s crispy, tender, and bursting with flavor. This classic dish is not only easy to prepare but also bursting with comforting flavors that will keep you coming back for more.
If preparing a delicious breakfast or a delightful dinner, these crispy and tender potatoes are sure to please your taste buds and warm your heart. This best fried potatoes recipe is also known as home fries.
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The Best Fried Potatoes
This fried potatoes recipe was based on russet potatoes, but you could also use other fresh potato varieties such as golden potatoes, red potatoes, yellow potatoes, or baby potatoes.
You may leave the skin on or cut it off to make a crispy potato. Switch out the seasonings to give your fried potatoes a different taste.
Is it necessary to boil potatoes before frying?
It’s not advisable to boil potatoes before cooking. The potatoes will become mushy and crumble all over the place. It is best to fry a raw potato.
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Fried Potatoes Ingredients
- Russet Potatoes – Use raw potatoes and onions
- White Onion – You can also use green onions and yellow onions
- Olive Oil – Can also use Canola Oil, Avocado Oil, Bacon Fat, Vegetable Oil, or Cooking Oil
- Seasoned Salt
- Seasoned Pepper
- Optional Additions – Minced Garlic, Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Salt, or Garlic Powder
How to Make Fried Potatoes and Onions
Gather all the ingredients to make the fried potatoes. Preheat the Blackstone Griddle on medium high heat.
While the griddle is heating up, prepare the potatoes. Peel the potatoes, rinse them under cold water, and pat them dry with a paper towel.
With a sharp knife, thinly slice the raw potatoes, aiming for uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
TIP: If prepping the potatoes up ahead of time and letting them sit for a bit before cooking, place them into a bowl of cold salted water. Drain the water off the potatoes before cooking.
Slice the white onion into thin rings and add to the potatoes. Once the griddle is hot, add a thin layer of oil and spread with a griddle spatula.
Carefully, add the potato slices and onions on top of the hot oil. Spread them out in an even layer to allow each potato slice to cook evenly.
Season the potatoes and onions with your choice of salt and pepper. Add more oil and/or pats of butter on top of the potatoes and onions.
Let the potatoes cook without flipping them. Cook until the potatoes are golden brown. Allow the fried potatoes and onions on Blackstone Griddle to cook undisturbed for several minutes.
Griddle Fried Potatoes
Once the fry potatoes are golden brown, gently flip potatoes over to cook on the other side. The goal is to achieve a beautiful golden-brown color on both sides of the potato.
Test one of the thickest potatoes for doneness. Once the fried potatoes and onions are cooked to crispy perfection, transfer them to a serving plate.
If desired, garnish with fresh parsley or green onions for an extra touch of flavor and color.
Pan Fried Potatoes
If you don’t have a Blackstone Griddle to cook your fried potatoes, that’s okay, you can do pan frying. Use a cast iron skillet or a large frying pan on the stove instead.
Pan fried potatoes can be cooked in the same manner as the griddle. Preheat the skillet of your choice on medium heat.
Add some oil to the pan as it’s preheating. Once preheated, carefully place the sliced potatoes and onions into the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
Add more oil and/or butter if needed. Once the sliced potatoes are crispy golden brown, flip them over with a spatula.
Cook until both sides of the sliced potatoes are golden brown. Remove from the skillet to a serving tray.
Garnishes for Fried Potatoes and Onions
Make more flavorful potatoes by adding a garnish or two! Add a sprinkling of fresh herbs, a dollop of sour cream, or a sprig of dill weed.
As the frying potatoes are just about to be removed from the griddle, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top and let it melt. My favorite garnish is a spoonful of creamed corn on top of the fried potatoes!
How to Store Fried Potatoes and Onions
Once cooled, place the fried potatoes and onions in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 days. Warm up in the microwave, air fryer, back on the flat top griddle, or a sauté pan on the stove.
What to Serve with Fried Potatoes
These amazing fried potatoes and onions are incredibly versatile and make a fantastic side dish for various main course dishes.
Pair them with griddle chicken, griddle butter steak, or fried pork chops for a hearty dinner. You can also serve breakfast potatoes alongside griddle fried eggs and bacon for a scrumptious breakfast.
More Potato Side Dishes
Potato side dishes are a staple in our home. Give one of these potato recipes a try. Homemade mashed potatoes go with so many main dish recipes.
Fried Potatoes and Onions – FAQ
Yes, while the recipe typically calls for a white onion, you can experiment with other types like red onions or shallots to add a unique twist to your fried potatoes with onions.
While fried potatoes with onions are best enjoyed crispy and fresh, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time to save some effort. Store sliced potatoes and onions in cold water in the refrigerator until ready to cook. When ready to cook, drain the water off and cook as normal.
Fried Potatoes and Onions Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition calories as well as nutrition information below!
- Potatoes, Russet, Peeled and Sliced. 2 each
- Onion, White, Peeled and Sliced 1/2 each
- Butter 2 tablespoons
- Oil, Cooking 2 tablespoons
- Salt 1 teaspoon
- Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
How to Make Griddle Fried Potatoes and Onions
- Gather all the ingredients to make the fried potatoes and onions.
- Preheat the Blackstone Flat Top Griddle on medium high heat.
- While the flat top griddle is heating up, prepare the potatoes. Peel the potatoes, rinse under cold water, and dry with a paper towel.
- With a sharp knife, thinly slice the raw cleaned potatoes, aiming for uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
- TIP: If prepping the raw potatoes up ahead of time and letting them sit for a bit before cooking, place them into a bowl of cold salted water. Drain all the water off the potatoes before cooking.
- Slice the white onion into thin rings and add to the sliced potatoes.
- Once the Blackstone griddle is hot, add a thin layer of oil and spread with a griddle spatula.
- Add the potato slices and onions on top of the hot oil. Spread them out in an single layer to allow each potato slice to cook evenly.
- Season the potatoes and onions with salt and pepper.
- Add more oil and/or pats of butter on top of the sliced potatoes and onions.
- Let the griddle potatoes cook without flipping them. Cook until the potatoes are golden brown in color. Allow the fried potatoes and onions on the griddle to cook undisturbed for several minutes.
- Once the potatoes are golden brown, gently flip potatoes over to cook on the other side. The goal is to achieve a beautiful golden-brown color on both sides of the fried potato.
- Test one of the thickest fried potato for doneness.
- Once the potatoes and onions are cooked to crispy perfection, transfer them to a serving plate.
- If desired, garnish with fresh parsley, a dollop of sour cream, or green onions for an extra touch of flavor and color.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 31mgSodium 1167mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 5g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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