Country Fried Potatoes Made Skinny

country potatoes

There’s something quite wonderful about potatoes, onions and butter sautéed until golden and crisp.  It’s one of the tastiest ways to prepare potatoes.  This dreamy dish is so versatile and adds the missing link to any egg dish or even a simple chicken or beef recipe.  I’ve made these skinny by using just a small amount of reduced-fat butter.  My skinny recipe has 154 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 4 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 4 Green. For a delicious and skinny breakfast this weekend, try these fabulous potatoes alongside Low Calorie Egg White Scramble With Spinach and Onions.  Yummy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes


Ingredients

¼ cup reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

2 cups yellow onions, chopped (about 2 onions)

1½ pounds (~5 cups) Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, unpeeled, cut in half or chunks or use your favorite potato

1 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2 tablespoons scallions, minced (use white and green parts) optional for garnish


Instructions

1. Coat a large non-stick pan with cooking spray. Add butter to the pan and melt. Add the onions, potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes until potatoes are evenly browned and cooked through.  Turn occasionally with a flat spatula however, first allow potatoes to cook for 5 minutes, before turning. If the pan becomes too dry, add a little more cooking spray throughout the cooking.

2. Garnish with scallions and serve hot. Any leftovers can be reheated the next day in a nonstick pan that’s been coated with coating spray. Turn several times with a spatula to heat evenly.

Makes 6 servings, each serving about ½ cup (4 ounces potatoes)


Food Fact
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Baby Dutch Gold Potatoes are quite small and have yellow-white skin.  They have a rich buttery flavor and creamy texture.  They’re grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil where the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Onions have been used since 4000 B.C. as a cure-all for many illnesses.  In World War II, the vapors of onion paste were used to reduce pain and helped in healing soldier’s wounds.


Healthy Benefits

The humble spud has surprising health benefits.  No need to keep them out of your diet because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy.  They’re low in calories and contain no fat.  A medium-size potato contains about 120 calories and 5 grams of fiber.   They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas!  Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.

Onions are a powerful anti-septic and are rich in vitamins A, B, and C.  They also contain folic acid, calcium, iron, and fiber.


Shopping Tips

You’ll find Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes in bags in the produce section of many supermarkets.  I bought them at Trader Joe’s.  You can also use Yukon Gold or baking potatoes.  Just make sure to cut them into small chunks.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
4-Blue
WW SmartPoints 4-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving about ½ cup)
145 calories, 4g fat, 0g sat. fat, 13mg chol, 3g protein, 26g carbs, 4g fiber, 280mg sodium, 3g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
120 calories, 0g sat. fat 2g protein, 1g sugar

Comments

  1. Oh I’m excited to make this along with your Lemon Glazed Chicken and Garlic Sautéed Spinach. Can you please tell me what the “Freestyle” Smart Points would be for this? I truly appreciate your help ad all your wonderful recipes. Happy Holidays!

  2. Kristine, I’m so glad you are enjoying my recipes. Thank you! I just did the calculations. Each serving has WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4-Blue.
    Enjoy!
    My best wishes,
    Nancy

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