Best Old Fashioned Fried Potatoes
My grandmother came from a wealthy family in the midwest and my grandfather was from the other side of the tracks. As the story goes my grandfather went town and fell in love with the most beautiful woman he ever laid his eyes on, and well the rest is history. During the depression they lived on a farm, which my grandfather and his brother divided the property equally. There wasn't much money, but there were always potatoes which my grandmother seem to use an abundance of in those days. My grandfather once told us, that our grandmother made the best fried potatoes this side of the missouri river. I do have to say myself I truly enjoyed them every time she fried them. The recipe has been lovingly handed down through the years and I am honored to be able to share the recipe with you. I am certain that if she were alive today, she would be delighted that I am sharing her famous recipe for so many to see.
Recipe And Preparation
1 Large Skillet
1 Measuring Cup
1/4 quarter cup of oil
4-6 Potatoes large
1 Large onion
Salt and Pepper to add flavor or seasoned salt if you prefer
Sprinkle of Parsley Flakes
Serves appr 4-6 people depending on the size of the actual potato, you can add more if you prefer.
Wash and Peel four to six large potatoes without preference to Russet or Idaho, where they are grown does not matter even if the come from your own backyard. Rinse potatoes making certain that you eliminate all dust particles as this does not add any extra flavor.
It does not matter if you cut the potatoes horizontally or vertically, whatever your preference is just cut them into thin slices, and set them aside.
Slice onion do not add whole, my sister tried this once and it simply did not make any sense.
Use a large skillet, cast iron or stainless steel is prefered but not necessary , add oil and preheat before adding potatoes. If you are using an electric stove or gas I would recommend medium as you can control the cooking time and will not have the potatoes sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
Add sliced potatoes, salt and pepper or seasoned salt to your desire,continue to monitor and flip with spatula until golden brown. You can tell if some of the potatoes are not done as they will appear to be hard in the middle. Once the potatoes are a golden brown , add one large onion and a sprinkle of Parsley Flakes allow onion to turn a nice golden brown. Remove fried potatoes from skillet, serve and enjoy!
Fried Potatoes can be served with eggs, bacon and toast with Chicken or Red Meats. It meets the daily vitamin requirement less the oil of course.
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