Let me start by saying I grew up on southern fried potatoes, also known as hash browns or home fries. My Yaya (my grandmother, for those who are not Greek) made these almost every weekend and it was a treat I would look forward to all week. Now that I am married and starting a family of own, I knew I needed to master her recipe of how to make the perfect hash browns. I won’t lie, the first couple of times I made them, I may or may not have had her on the phone talking me through the process, but they are so simple!
So here it is, Yaya’s Southern Fried Potatoes & Onions!
What you’ll need
- 6-8 small new potatoes (cubed)
- 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
- 2 tbsp evoo
- any seasoning that you would like, I prefer mine plain, when cooked just right there is no need for seasoning!
Lets get cooking!
- Start by cubing your new potatoes and dicing up your onion. Now that your vegetables are ready, get your pan nice and hot over medium-high heat and add your evoo to pan. Wait for pan to be hot, test it out by taking one cube and seeing if its hot, if it starts frying, then its perfect, add them all to pan! Mix the evoo & potatoes and make sure evoo is even over all the potatoes. Let them sit in pan for a few minutes and get nice and brown on one side before flipping them over. Repeat till all side are getting brown. Once potatoes are starting to brown then add your diced onions in the pan with a splash of evoo. Once you see onions are browning, lower the heat all the way to low and cover with lid. This is make them nice and soft on the inside but since you got them nice it brown, they still will have a small crunch and browned flavor. Leave the lid on for about 5-8 minutes. Now your delicious home fries are ready to eat! Stay close by and keep an eye on potatoes at all times during this process to make sure they don’t burn. That’s the secret, always be checking on them and turning them!
- Enjoy them by alone or as a side!