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Smothered Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Smothered Potatoes

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"I usually make these with salmon patties and biscuits. You can use it with almost anything."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Season potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Place flour in a shallow dish or bowl; coat potatoes with flour. Add onion to potato/flour mixture and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add potato/onion mixture and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  3. When mixture has browned, reduce heat to low, add water and cover skillet. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2008

I fried some chopped bacon in the pan first for extra flavour. The addition of bacon made it so much better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2004

These potatoes turned out pretty good. I added a little Paprika for more flavor.

Jan 20, 2006

Unbelievably tasty and easy. I used Steak Seasoning in place of salt/pepper and extra onion. The whole family chowed down on them. I have made something similar to this with frozen french fries, but this was much better and much cheaper. Thanks!

Dec 13, 2005

I used regular potatoes and chicken broth in place of the water (based on past reviews). I also added rosemary. This was a very tasty "home fries" dish. Next time I make this I will make it for breakfast and serve with scrambled eggs. (I also used almost a whole can of chicken broth cause the potatoes kept soaking it up and I didn't want them to burn). Oh, I also sprinkled Parmesan Cheese.

Jun 18, 2010

I was soo excited to find this recipe! My mom made this ALL the time when I was little and I remember loving the cooked flour part! It's lovin' in the tummy! I changed the recipe just a bit. I sauteed the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil and added a tsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. I proceeded with the recipe as is, except after the potatoes were done and cooling, I added 2 more tbsps of balsamic vinegar. The vinegar really added a complexity of flavors that made this recipe POP! I don't remember my mom's potatoes being ready so quickly, but I give the recipe 5 stars alone for the quick prep and cook time! Thanks MSUNA!

Dec 30, 2003

I'm always looking for a quick and easy new way to cook potatoes. This is wonderful, even with russet potatoes. Fresh rosemary livened it up.

Jul 27, 2003

Absolutely wonderful. Everyone in my family loved it. Can't say enough good things about it.

Sep 19, 2007

The method use to cook item is great. Only thing missing is a little more seasoning. I used some paprika and garlic salt and my family liked it.


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

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

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