Southern Fried Potatoes in the cast iron skillet. As seen on Taste of

Southern Fried Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Southern Fried Potatoes are best when cooked in a cast iron skillet. Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make them.



  • 34 medium size Potatoes
  • 1 medium Onion
  • ½ cup Oil or Shortening
  • 1 Tablespoon Bacon Grease
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Peel if desired.
  2. Slice the potatoes into ¼ inch thick slices.
  3. Place a skillet over Medium heat on your stove top.
  4. When skillet is hot, add the oil and the bacon grease.
  5. When the oil is hot, carefully add the potatoes.
  6. Add black pepper to taste, as desired.
  7. Stir potatoes to coat in oil.
  8. Cover the skillet and let potatoes cook 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  9. Slice the onion.
  10. Add the onion to the potatoes.
  11. Cover again. Cook 5 more minutes. Remove lid.
  12. Cook uncovered for about 5 more minutes to let potatoes slightly brown.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. Remove from skillet and place in a serving bowl.
  15. Enjoy!

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