Southern fried potatoes and sausage Recipe or “Fried Potatoes with Smoked Sausage” as some people like to call it, is a traditional southern dish that can be tailored to your family’s liking. Here are the simple step-by-step instructions for making fried potatoes, sausage, and onions.
Because of my busy schedule, I always need an easy and quick dinner to make in just a matter of minutes.
I need a no-brainer dish that is quick, easy, and something that everyone will eat. This is where this southern fried potatoes and sausage come in.
Southern Fried Potatoes and Sausage – Easy and quick dinner!
Simply slice or dice a package of smoked sausage, kielbasa, polished sausage, or whatever you have on hand.
After that, you dice up some potatoes, too, using whatever variety of potatoes you like most.
Add diced onion, if you prefer, to make things extra tasty.
For frying sausage and potatoes, what do I need?
- Package of Smoked Sausage, Polish Sausage, or Kielbasa
- Potatoes, diced
- Garlic, minced (optional)
- Onions, diced (optional)
- Black Pepper
- Seasoned Salt
Other Ingredients (optional):
- Corn, drained
- Peppers, diced (any color)
- Cooked Egg Noodles
- Green Beans, drained
Steps To Make Fried Potatoes Onions And Smoked Polish Sausage
Step 1: Start by washing the potatoes. Then, peel and slice/dice them. In cold water, soak the potatoes for at least 30 minutes (optional).
Step 2: Melt the butter in a hot large skillet or cast-iron pan.
Step 3: Once the butter has melted, add the drained potatoes along with the diced smoked sausage and diced onions.
Step 4: Put the lid on and cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Step 5: To taste, season the dish with seasoned salt and black pepper.
Easily make your usual fried potato side dish into a full meal with this recipe. This recipe is a fun, easy way to use whatever you have on hand. Toss in your preferred variety of smoked sausage (there are endless varieties of kielbasa, polish sausage, and smoked sausage!). You can even use a leaner turkey version if desired. Throw in some onions and garlic, and even add veggies like green beans, cabbage, peppers, corn, etc.
Tips and alternates:
Make sure not to burn the onions and garlic and keep an eye on the temperature of the pan.
Cover the pan for a bit while cooking to speed up the cooking time. Covering the pan helps to steam the potatoes, making sure to stir often.
To help remove the starch from the potatoes, soak them in water. This will also ensure that the potatoes will evenly cook. Or omit this step if short of time.
If desired, you can slice the potatoes instead of dicing them.
You can use olive oil instead of butter.
Do not skip the onions and garlic.
You can swap seasoned salt with regular salt.
Make this recipe your own and feel free to add optional ingredients like corn, peppers, cabbage, and/or green beans.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do smoked sausages require oil for frying?
For a couple of minutes over medium heat, heat your pan or skillet until it is hot and ready to use. To the pan, add a tablespoon or so of oil. Given their high-fat content, sausages need only a small amount of oil to get them started before they begin to produce their natural oils throughout cooking.
How can you reduce the grease in smoked sausage?
Use a slice of bread to soak up and blot the excess oil from the pan after browning ground meat or sausage. This is useful for absorbing oil when cleaning the bottom of a skillet and for skimming fat off the surface of soup or chili.
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