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Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage - How to Make Fried Potatoes Sausage and Onions

Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage is a classic southern dinner with endless options for customizing to the liking of your family.  Here's some easy steps for how to make fried potatoes, sausage and onions.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried potatoes and smoked sausage, how to make fried potatoes sausage and onions, sausage potatoes and onions skillet, southern fried potatoes and sausage
Servings: 6 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 - 5 potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 14 ounces smoked sausage, diced
  • 1 onions diced
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash, peel and dice potatoes. Cover with cold water and salt (1 teaspoon). Let sit for 30 minutes. (This step can be omitted.) Drain well.
    Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage is a classic southern dinner with endless options for customizing to the liking of your family.  Here's some easy steps for how to make fried potatoes, sausage and onions.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet or cast iron pan.
    Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage is a classic southern dinner with endless options for customizing to the liking of your family.  Here's some easy steps for how to make fried potatoes, sausage and onions.
  • Add drained potatoes, diced sausage, diced onions and garlic. Fry over medium heat, stirring often until cooked through and lightly golden brown. See notes.
    Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage is a classic southern dinner with endless options for customizing to the liking of your family.  Here's some easy steps for how to make fried potatoes, sausage and onions.
  • Season to taste with seasoned salt and black pepper.
    Fried Potatoes and Smoked Sausage is a classic southern dinner with endless options for customizing to the liking of your family.  Here's some easy steps for how to make fried potatoes, sausage and onions.

Notes

  • Watch the temperature of your pan. If it gets too hot, you'll burn your onions and garlic which gives an off-flavor. 
  • To speed cooking time, cover the pan for a little bit while cooking. This helps to steam the potatoes; however, stir often and watch closely so they don't burn. 
  • Soaking the potatoes will help remove the starch and allow them to cook more evenly. If you're crunched for time, you can omit this step. 
  • Use your favorite variety of smoked sausage, polish sausage or kielbasa. 
  • Instead of dicing potatoes and sausage, you can slice them thin, if desired. 
  • If desired, substitute olive oil for butter. 
  • Onions and garlic are optional, but very much recommended. 
  • Substitute regular salt for seasoned salt, if needed. 
  • Make this your own by adding a number of optional ingredients such as cabbage, green beans, peppers, and/or corn. 
  • For a similar recipe featuring cabbage and carrots, check out this recipe.