30 minute pan fried potatoes for dinner
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Delicious and quick side dish to throw together for dinner, that's also healthy and kid-friendly!
  • 2 pounds of red or white baby potatoes
  • 1 lg onion
  • butter
  • water
  • 2 Tbs (or so) lemon juice
  • salt
  • Thyme (dried or fresh)
  1. Slice your potatoes ¼ - ½ inch thick and place them in a bowl of water.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  3. Let them soak while you are slice the onion and get everything else ready (Somehow this action makes them not stick during cooking. I don’t know how, but it works. Magically perfect potatoes every time. So don’t skip it.)
  4. Get a large pan good and hot. Add 3 tablespoons of butter and let it melt.
  5. Add the onion and sauté until them until they start to go clear.
  6. Grab handfuls of the potatoes out of the water and set them into the pan in large batches. Don’t worry if water gets in the pan. Steam is good for cooking! Mix so the onions are integrated into the potatoes.
  7. Place a lid on the pan and allow the steam to do it’s job for a few minutes.
  8. Every few minutes, lift the lid and stir from the bottom with a spatula so you are grabbing all the potatoes on the bottom and lifting them to the top as you toss. If they start to stick, add more butter.
  9. Test them with a fork and when they are done add about 1 teaspoon of dried thyme or 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme and salt to taste.
Recipe by Inner Child Fun at https://innerchildfun.com/2013/05/quick-pan-fried-potatoes-thyme-recipe.html