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fried potatoes and onion garnished with parsley on a white plate
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5 from 2 votes

Fried Potatoes and Onions

Fried potatoes and onions combine perfectly browned potatoes with deliciously caramelized onions and fresh parsley. They are super simple to make, taste great, and can be served for dinner or breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 422kcal


  • 2 pounds potatoes cooked
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil or vegetable oil divided
  • 2 small-medium onions sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • additional spices (optional) e.g. garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika powder
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped, lightly packed


  • Add the potatoes to a pot with water, bring to a boil, add some salt, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes (depending on the size) until the potatoes are barely tender. Make sure you don't overcook them. Then drain, rinse with cold water, and let them cool off.
  • While the potatoes cook, cut the onions into slices and chop the parsley.
  • Now peel the potatoes and cut them into slices.
  • Preheat some avocado oil or vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes in one layer. Then add the onions. Let the potatoes brown, then flip and toss until they are evenly browned.
  • Now add the butter, season with salt and pepper, and toss everything for 1-2 minutes. Then garnish with parsley.
  • Repeat this process until you have used all potatoes and onions. Always use some oil and butter for each round of pan-frying the potatoes and onions. Serve and enjoy!


  • Please check out the post and the "Recipe Tips" section for more information on the recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 822IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg