Potatoes and Onions

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Save Recipe


1 1/2 pounds (about 3 potatoes) round, white thin skinned potatoes

1 large sweet onion

Coarse salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan

2 tablespoons butter


  1. Heat a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Slice potatoes and onions very thin. Salt potatoes and onions. Add oil and butter to the pan. When the butter foams, add potatoes and onions to the skillet.
  3. Place a dinner plate on top of potatoes and weight it with any heavy object: a sack of flour, heavy canned goods, etc. Let the potatoes and onions crust, 2 to 3 minutes, then turn, replace weights, and let them crust again. Keep turning the potatoes and onions over for about 20 minutes, until they are evenly golden and crusted.
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Caramelized Vidalia Onion and Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage

Potato Salad

Potatoes with Chorizo and Onions

Duck with Potatoes and Onions

Caramelized-Onion Mashed Potatoes

Baked Seasoned Potatoes and Onions

French Onion Mashed Potatoes

Roasted New Potatoes and Onions