Smother Fried Potatoes

Smother Fried Potatoes

In her latest YouTube video titled “Smother Fried Potatoes,” Brenda Gantt shares her recipe for a delicious and comforting dish. With her signature Southern charm, Brenda demonstrates how to perfectly fry and smother potatoes with a flavorful combination of onions, peppers, and seasonings. Viewers are enticed to try this hearty side dish and savor the crispy yet tender potatoes coated in a savory smothered sauce. Brenda’s Smother Fried Potatoes are a must-try for anyone looking to add a touch of Southern goodness to their meals.

Indulge in the savory delight of Smother Fried Potatoes, a Southern classic that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. With crispy fried potatoes smothered in a flavorful combination of onions, peppers, and seasonings, this dish makes for a hearty and comforting side or main course. Follow this step-by-step recipe to create your own mouthwatering Smother Fried Potatoes.


4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 slices of bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the sliced potatoes and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides. This may take about 10-12 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and bell peppers and cook until they become soft and slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally. This may take about 8-10 minutes.

Once the onions and peppers are cooked, return the cooked potatoes to the skillet. Sprinkle the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper over the potatoes. Stir gently to coat the potatoes evenly with the seasonings.

Reduce the heat to low and let the potatoes cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Sprinkle the crispy bacon over the top of the potatoes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the Smother Fried Potatoes to a serving dish.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Serve the Smother Fried Potatoes as a side dish or a main course alongside your favorite proteins.


You can add additional seasonings like cayenne pepper or smoked paprika for extra flavor and spice.
Feel free to customize the dish by adding grated cheese or topping it with a fried egg.
These Smother Fried Potatoes are a delicious and satisfying addition to any meal. With their crispy texture and flavorful smothered topping, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy this classic Southern dish that will leave you craving more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *