Butter Fried Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Butter Fried Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Butter Fried Potatoes

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"This is not the healthiest dish, although it is delicious. For the people who do not like them, the onion is optional. I make it for my family often and the restaurant I work at changed their recipe to this! Add diced tomatoes alongside the onion and garlic for a tasty addition."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Melt 4 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir potatoes until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in another skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until garlic is lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes more. Stir onion mixture into potatoes.
  3. Cook and stir potatoes and onion until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 03, 2013

Why the separate skillets for the onions and garlic? Cook them together for the most flavor - just don't put the garlic in until the potatoes are getting close to done. The onions get a little browned and crunchy and make this dish beyond yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2014

That's a lot of butter. I cut the butter in half and cook the onions and garlic in with the potatoes. And there's no need to use two pans


23 Ratings

Apr 20, 2013

Ridiculously good! I added a little paprika and parmesan cheese and it was fantastic!

Jun 15, 2013

In love with this recipe and have been making it for years! Along with the garlic and onions, had some chives in my garden so I added that too. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 25, 2013

Perfectly done in short time!

Jun 04, 2013

Very good. Make sure to salt after it's done cooking. I seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and when done cooking I topped with a little parmesan.

Mar 19, 2014

Been doing basically this forever. Learnt from my Mom who had a tight budget and little time. If boiling potatoes the first night, she cooked extra. Next night cubed and fried them with onion, garlic and Thyme. As they were already cooked, they needed less butter. We fried them till potatoes were golden, then added bread crumbs to soak up extra butter. Cooked till we scraped the pan . Optional sprinkle of paprika or cayenne for colour. Great.

Jul 02, 2013

These would have been great except too garlicky and took away from the fried potato tatste. I did microwave the cubed potaoes first and the texture was perfect. Just wish I left out the garlic!


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  • Calories
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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