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Classic French Lyonnaise Potatoes

A classic French side dish: Lyonnaise Potatoes! Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, stir-fried potato flavor blended with buttered onions.

January 1, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Slice into ⅛″ to ¼ ″ thick slices.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Sprinkle a pinch of salt. Boil the potatoes for 2-4 minutes over high heat.
  3. Then drain the potatoes and leave to cool.
  4. Chop the onions.
  5. Heat half of olive oil and butter in a large skillet. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onions to the pan. Then cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions with the garlic get caramelized, about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer the onions to a bowl and set aside.
  7. Heat the remaining butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add the potato slices and onions in batches. Do not overfill the frying pan.
  8. Fry until the potatoes are golden brown on both sides, or 6-7 minutes, flipping the potatoes as needed.
  9. Transfer the fried potatoes and onions to a plate and repeat for the remaining ingredients.
  10. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lyonnaise Potatoes
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.7 g26.5%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
Sodium 545 mg23.7%
Protein 3.8 g7.6%
Potassium 830 mg17.7%
Potassium 830 mg17.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use Russet potatoes. It allows you to make crispier potatoes.
  • If you prefer butter or dairy-free oil, choose olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Slice the potatoes to the same thickness. They should not be too thick or too thin. Use a vegetable slicer for slices of the same thickness. Otherwise, the potatoes may not cook evenly.
  • Boil the potatoes for 2 minutes. In this way, the excess starch in the potatoes is discarded, and potatoes with a soft inside and crispy outside are obtained.
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Originating in the French city of Lyon, the Lyonnaise Potato is a simple and classic stir-fried potato and onion dish. This dish is served as a side dish, especially in steakhouses.

This stir-fried potato dish is easy to make at home. With just a few ingredients, you can make this French classic. If you love potato dishes, try this recipe now. Enjoy a soft and crispy potato and onion dish. Bon Appetit.

What Are Lyonnaise Potatoes?

Lyonnaise potatoes are a French dish made with sliced and pan-fried potatoes and thinly sliced sautéed onions. Lyonnaise is named after the French city of Lyon and means "Lyon style".

In this dish, the potatoes are usually partially cooked before being sautéed. In this way, crispy outside and soft inside potatoes are obtained.

What is the Difference Between Lyonnaise Potatoes and Potato Gratin?

These two dishes are actually quite different from each other. Lyonnaise Potatoes are usually made by stir-frying. Dauphinoise potatoes (Potato Gratin) are baked in the oven with a cream sauce.

What To Serve with Lyonnaise Potatoes?

Lyonnaise Potatoes are often served as a main course or side dish. It is quite compatible with tenderloin, chicken and duck meat. It can also be served with vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and spinach.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Lyonnaise Potatoes:



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