I descend from a long lineage of Swamp Yankees. We believe in practicality, simplicity, and stoicism. We think people talk too much and should listen more. We pay more attention to the weather and birds than TV or electronics. We live to ripe old ages because we mostly eat at home and try to go to bed with the sun. We can’t take too much loudness. We don’t drink much. We avoid that scary ‘F’ word at holidays: feelings. We often stay rooted to one spot. We are fiercely loyal. And we respect potatoes.
Growing up I have always called this Dutch Potatoes. Interestingly, when I google Dutch Potatoes, I don’t see anything like this. Therefore, I feel like a pioneer offering this to the world.
It’s stupid good. Good because it’s yummy and stupid because it’s easy.
Ingredients (Enough as a big side dish for a party or a couple nights for one or two people. Also great for breakfast the next day. Maybe even with leftover steak.):
about 4-5 potatoes (I buy Gold)
about 4-5 small or medium yellow onions
About 2 T of butter (if you churned it yourself, even better)
salt and pepper to taste
With the skin still on, rinse the potatoes and slice into medallions. Also cut the onion into medallions/rings. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Put in a layer of onions, following by potatoes. Cook on medium heat until they start to brown. Add another layer. Repeat. Lightly salt and pepper. Cook at least 30 minutes. Keep stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan. Things should get soft, browned, and beautiful. Serve with ketchup if you want. Or not.