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Smothered Potatoes

Rated as 3.95 out of 5 Stars

"I usually make these with salmon patties and biscuits. You can use it with almost anything."
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40 m servings 228
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 4.9 40.7 5 0 12 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

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

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

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 fri...

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 f...

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 s...

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.

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

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.

Very simple and very good. My husband ate on them for 3 days in his morning omlet and reqested I make them often for him!

It was great except added a lot more water - the 3 tablespoons of water evaporated as soon as I poured them in. I'll be making this again :)