If your mouth waters over the simple sound of crackling fried potatoes, you may be a redneck, or a friend of mine! In our house it was fried spuds, or even friend taters. No matter what the name was and what side of the family, it was always amazing and super simple to make! Here is our recipe!
Start with 2 large Russet potatoes from the Meat and Potato Company.
I like to diced them in 1 to 1 1/2" cubes, but you can also sliced them thin, or cut into halves and then slice.
1- whole small yellow onion chopped
2- whole cloves of garlic chopped
4- Tablespoons salted butter (no subs unless absolutely necessary!)
Simply add all of the ingredients to a large fry pan and start on low heat. Once the pan start to sizzle, make sure all ingredients are mixed well then cover the potatoes with a lid and simmer on low for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove lid and season with Kosher salt and pepper generously and mix well again. Leave the lid off and increase the temp of the potatoes to medium low, just enough to start the brown glazing of the potatoes. You will have to turn several times to get all of the surface areas golden and to eliminate burning. This should take 10 to 15 more minutes. Remove from heat when potatoes are golden and tender.
An amazing side dish for just about everything from Pork chops, beans, chicken, steak, you name it!