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Add onions and potatoes to a hot skillet for a deliciously “easy” breakfast
The only thing I'm doing different next time is doubling the recipe. 🥔🤤
Ma Fatima Garcia
12.19.22

Waking up, one thought that we usually have is what to cook for breakfast.

We’ve all been there. Sometimes, we want something that will fill us up, but something different from eggs, toast, bacon, or cereal.

Then again, we don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen either.

Here’s a very simple recipe that you and your family will love, thanks to The Simple Way channel.

Simple Skillet Potatoes and Onions

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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

First, we need the following ingredients:

  • 5 Russet Potatoes, clean and peeled
  • 1/4 Onion- sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil (or more as needed)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (or more as needed)
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder (optional)
  • Paprika
  • Dried parsley
  • Thyme
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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Once you’ve prepared the ingredients, let’s start making breakfast.

Grab your Russet potatoes.

Clean the potatoes well and tap them dry using a kitchen towel. Set them aside.

In your kitchen work area, get your vegetable peeler, chopping board, a bowl with water, and your Russet potatoes.

YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way
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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Peel them and then cut them into 1/4-inch slices.

Be careful when cutting your potatoes.

Immediately after cutting your russet potatoes, put them in the bowl with water.

This will prevent them from oxidizing and turning brown. Set them aside.

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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Once that’s done, get your onions.

Peel the skin and turn it on the side. Create half-moon slices and don’t forget to pull the pieces apart. Then, set aside.

In your skillet, put your oil and butter and let it melt. Prepare all your seasonings, so it will be easier to season your potatoes.

While your butter and oil are getting ready, drain your potatoes.

YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way
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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Once your oil and butter are hot enough, put your potatoes in the skillet. The temperature should be medium-high.

Now, let’s season our potatoes.

Put in salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and thyme.

Once you’re done seasoning, mix them all using a spatula. Cover with the lid for 5 minutes to cook.

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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Now, add onions and mix well.

Cover with the lid again and continue to cook.

Check them from time to time to avoid burning the potatoes.

Once you see that some onions have caramelized, do a taste test. Here’s when you can add more seasoning if you need to.

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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Add around 3 tablespoons of water.

Mix and cover with the lid again. Cook in low heat for 5 – 10 minutes.

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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

You can serve this with mashed potatoes, toasted bread, eggs, bacon, or even with pasta.

The flavors aren’t too bold, just the right amount of seasoning that will make you want a second serving.

Tips for the best Skillet potatoes:

  • Season potatoes as soon as you put them in the skillet. Why? Seasoning them at the start allows them to be mixed without breaking apart.
  • When seasoning, you can just eyeball it. Try covering the top layer of the potatoes with seasoning and then mix. You can always add more later if needed.
  • If you see that your potatoes are sticking to the skillet, you can always add more butter.
YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way
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YouTube Screenshot / The Simple Way

Mouthwatering, right?

See the entire recipe tutorial below to learn how to make the best skillet potatoes!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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