Smothered Potato Recipe is a delicious and filling side dish for any meal. Soft and tender on the inside, perfectly crispy on the outside, these best smothered potatoes are a great side dish to enjoy any time of the year.
My whole family loves to serve any potato dishes, so I have plenty of recipes in my archive. I adore this vegetable for its versatility. The various potato recipes never cease to amaze me. Some of them you can find on our blog, and I am sure that once you try them, they will become your new favorite potato dish. Just try these:
- Buttered Dill Potatoes
- Classic French Potato Salad
- Skillet Potatoes Recipe
- Baked Vegan Stuffed Potatoes
- Easy Classic Cheesy Potato Soup
- Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Vegan Stuffed Potatoes
Smothered potatoes are always a great idea for a late lunch. It takes less effort to prepare but is guaranteed to become a regular staple in your family. Just a handful of potatoes, less than 30 minutes, and you get a hearty, tasty, and bursting with flavor dish. The sweetness of the onions enhance the taste of this dish. This wonderful dish is not only easy to make but is also a perfect choice if you are looking for budget-friendly recipes.
Potatoes pair great with any meat entree, salads, or fish. They are one of the best combos to complete any meal. I have read many rumours that potatoes are bad for the health. Don’t get me wrong, but I believe that you can eat anything, as long as it is balanced. Any food is good when consumed without excess.
Ingredients for Smothered Potato:
My smothered potato recipe includes pretty simple ingredients:
- olive oil
However, you can add some other vegetables to smothered potatoes if you desire. Bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms pair perfectly with potatoes.
Best Potatoes To Use For Smothered Potato:
From my experience, the best potatoes that will work great for a smothered potato recipe are Yukon Gold and Russets. They have a slightly sweet and delicious taste, a smoother texture, and they cook quickly.
Anyway, don’t get hung up on the details, just use what you have on hand. But the most important tip to remember is the thickness of your potato cut. Make sure you slice potatoes equally, about1/8 an inch thick. Otherwise, you risk getting a meal that is unproperly cooked.
How long do you soak potatoes before cooking?
Potatoes contain a large amount of starch. To avoid getting soggy potatoes while frying, just give them a cold water bath. Soak the potatoes in cold water for about half an hour, or even overnight. Soaking helps the potatoes crisp up beautifully while frying.
Once the potatoes have soaked, rinse and drain them in the colander.
How to make Smothered Potato?
For this smothered potato recipe, you will need about six large potatoes. Wash the potatoes and then slice them. You do not have to peel potatoes. Cut onion in half and then slice it. Heat a little olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add in onions and minced garlic and cook occasionally stirring for about 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables soften.
Now add some butter and sliced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are lightly browned on the sides. Season with salt and pepper and gently mix again. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes more until the potato softens, stir occasionally.
Tender on the inside and crisp on the outside, potatoes will be hard to resist. Enjoy smothered potatoes immediately with your favorite main course!
Rustic Smothered Potato Recipe
- 6 potatoes large
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 onion large
- 3 garlic cloves
- salt and pepper
- Wash the potatoes and then slice them. Cut onion in half and then slice it.
- Heat a little olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add in onions and minced garlic and cook stirring occasionally for about 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables soften.
- Now add butter and sliced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are lightly browned on the sides. Season with salt and pepper and gently mix again. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes more until the potato softens