"It's a southern meal" my husbands tries to explain.
"We live in the south!" I express, trying to figure out the reasoning behind this madness.
My grandma and her family has raised my dad and I on fried potatoes and onions. It is one of our favorite's! In fact, sometimes to bribe us into coming over she always adds on "I'm makin fried tayta's n onions." and it gets us every time ;)
I make them myself, but they are always best coming straight from her kitchen. Grandma's always do everything better.
I guess I thought every one knew what they were. I mean, I was raised on them. My whole family loved them! But, I was sadly wrong.
Mentioning them to a few members of my husbands family I realized not everyone knew what they were.
"What are fried potatoes and onions?"
"Are they just potatoes with onions?"
"I have heard of fried potato cakes but what do you do with the onions?"
Oh my! This is just mind blowing to me!
So, my grandma made them for us the other day and I had to get in the kitchen and take a few pictures :) I just can't have this world not trying this amazing southern comfort food!
My pictures aren't very good so please don't judge based on looks! It isn't the prettiest dish, but it is so yummy!
What you will need:
About 4 + brown potatoes (depending on how many people and much you will need)
1 Onion (or more if you love onion)
Peel potatoes and cut up.
Soak the potatoes in water for a few minutes to clean them off. Drain.
Cover bottom of skillet with olive oil and heat over medium heat until very hot. (Test the oil to see if hot enough by adding a drop of water to skillet. If the water fizzes immediately, it is ready.)
Add potatoes to skillet. Top with the onions.
Cover with lid.
Stir every few minutes.
When the potatoes are nice, soft, and almost done turn the burner on high to a broil. This will brown them and give them crispiness. :)
Serve with ketchup, salt, pepper, whatever you want to add and enjoy the greasy, unhealthy, delicious goodness :)
It's so worth it!