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Smothered Potatoes

Tender smothered potatoes are a classic Southern side dish that belongs on your dinner table! Perfect with a variety of main courses for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these rich pan-fried potatoes and onions are tossed in flour, salt, and pepper for a perfectly crisp outer shell.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday dinner, meat and potatoes, pan fried
Servings: 6
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Large bowl
  • Cast iron skillet (or other large skillet) with lid
  • Silicone spatula


  • 3 medium yellow potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour see Notes
  • 3 tablespoons butter see Notes
  • cup chicken broth see Notes


  • Place potatoes, onions, and garlic in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well to coat potatoes and onions thoroughly.
    Sliced potatoes and onions in glass bowl
  • Sprinkle flour in bowl. Toss to thoroughly coat potatoes and onions in flour.
    Floured potatoes and onions in large glass bowl
  • Warm cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and melt, then add potatoes and onions. Cook 10 minutes total, carefully flipping potatoes over frequently to prevent burning.
    Smothered potatoes in large skillet
  • After 10 minutes, pour chicken broth into skillet. Cover skillet with lid. Cook another 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve warm.
    Smothered potatoes in cast iron skillet


  • Make it Gluten Free: Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour and make sure your chicken broth is gluten free.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Use a dairy-free butter.
  • Make it Vegetarian: Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 20g