Lyonnaise Potatoes


Lyonnaise Potatoes

Lyonnaise Potatoes
10 Min
35 Min

These french style potatoes are a favorite of famous foodies like Julia Childs, but they're actually pretty easy. Don't let the fancy name fool you! Lyonnaise Potatoes are so easy, yet so elegant. What a perfect holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any entertaining in between. Best part, they cook up in a skillet, leaving you plenty of oven space when you need it most. You can see why it's one of our favorite lyonnaise potato recipes! No matter what easy dinner idea you're cookin' up, as long as you have a side dish helping of Lyonnaise Potatoes, you know you're in good shape.

What You'll Need

  • 6 Idaho Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

What to Do

  1. Fill a medium saucepan three-quarters full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes, and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until fork-tender; drain and set aside to cool slightly
  2. Cut potatoes into 1/8-inch slices and place in a medium bowl; gently stir in salt and pepper then set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and saute onions until browned. Add onions to potatoes; mix well.
  4. Spread mixture evenly in skillet and cook 12 to 14 minutes over medium heat, until potatoes are browned, turning halfway through cooking. Serve immediately.



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I agree with Judith, I have made these for years. 1998 I am sure the original recipe came from Mr. Food I also add green peppers, minced garlic and a shake of paprika, The later years I have used the O'Brien frozen potatoes. Cook them in the Micro and even put them in the crock pot. When we would have a fish fry, mom would need to furnish these Lyonnaise potatoes. Look up the word and you will know where it came from. French-Lyon

I worked at a hospital several years ago and they served Lyonnaise potatoes on the menu 1-2x a month, except they also added green pepper. I loved them and still do.

I agree Peggy, these are plain and simple a southern or Southwest Country or Homefries. Trying to make these sound fancy enough to serve with a holiday meal is insane. Ha ha ha

I don't see anything "special" about these potatoes, they are simply homefries. Where did the name Lyonnaise come from anyway?

This sounds sooo good! Potatoes are my favorite food. Will give this a try.


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