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Pan Fried Potatoes and Onions-Lyonnaise Potatoes

Pan fried potatoes and onions..Lyonnaise style. Perfectly browned Yukon gold potatoes and caramelized onions.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword Lyonnaise potatoes, pan fried potatoes and onions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 251kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced to 3/8" to 1/2" thick slabs
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced thinly, lengthwise
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


  • Melt butter in a large skillet on medium to medium high heat. Carefully add the potatoes in a single layer to the skillet. Salt and pepper the potatoes.
  • Brown the potatoes by turning and rotating their positioning in the skillet with a pair of tongs, until all the slabs are nicely browned. This will take 15 to 20 minutes depending on the heat of your stove.
  • Set your stove heat to low and add the sliced onions, salt them slightly, and stir into the potatoes. Cover the skillet and every 2 minutes, uncover and stir. After about 10 minutes the onions should be softened and starting to brown.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Serve hot garnished with chopped parsley.


If you have too many potatoes for a single layer in your skillet, rotate the potatoes using tongs until all are browned.
This recipe adapted from Cook's Country and Emeril Lagasse. 


Calories: 251kcal