April 13th, 2011

CARAMEL POTATOES (Our Signature Dish)


If you were to ask any member of our family what their favorite meal is, the answer would be unanimous: Caramel Potatoes with Marinated Grilled Flank Steak.

Our dad/granddad was a potato farmer; so we know a thing or two about potatoes. We love potatoes in our house: We know lots of ways to make them, and lots of ways to eat them, and we like them all-alot! However, our hands-down favorite is Caramel Potatoes.
The original name for this recipe is Rosemary Potatoes with Carmelized Onions- for us they have become simply Caramel Potatoes. When your youngest was little he wouldn’t eat them because they had (eeeu) onions. He held out for many years until he finally tasted them . . . . everyone was so disappointed because now they have to share! {BTW he is now all grown up and still picks out the onions : )}
Give them and try and see if your family loves them as much as we do. You won’t be disappointed!


Caramel Potatoes



 3 lbs red potatoes – cooked with skins and sliced (be sure to let them cool before you slice or they’ll crumble)
1 Stick of Butter (only the real deal)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Small Bermuda Onion (Red Onion, sliced into thin rings)
1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed (a little less if you use fresh)
salt to taste
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion rings, stir to coat. Let the onions cook for 10-12 minutes (be patient, if you cook them too hot the butter will clarify and then it won’t mix with the sugar).

Add the brown sugar and rosemary and a pinch of salt – continue cooking until the onions are translucent (another 10-15 minutes). Yum – you can smell the rosemary and caramel now!

Add the potato slices, stir gently to coat and let the potatoes heat. Serve immediately.


Be sure to try them with our Marinated Grilled Flank Steak – see if it’s a favorite for your family!  Let us know how you like it-


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29 Responses to “CARAMEL POTATOES (Our Signature Dish)”

  1. >I love your new blog! I am going to have to make the caramel potatoes! 🙂

  2. This is so awesome! I am excited to try some new things! My husband will be happy too!

  3. I love your blog! My picky teenagers are always complaining that I cook the same things. I showed one of my kids your site and she picked out the recipes she wants us to try. YAY!

  4. They sound yummy, I’ll have to try them. I bet my grandchildren would love them. Thanks!

  5. I tried the caramel potatoes and they were scrumptious! My husband and kids loved them too!

  6. My family will LOVE this blog! What great recipes and ideas you have to share. We will really enjoy this!

  7. We got an email asking what is a “cube” of butter? I’ve change the recipe to read “stick” of butter rather than “cube” of butter. I grew up always calling butter, “cube”. I told my family it must be a regional expression, but they lovingly informed me it was more of a “generational” expression – {Okay, my age is showing- again!} 🙂 Either way, stick or cube, they are still darn good potatoes!

  8. Those sound divine! Anything involving caramelized onions is right up my ally!

  9. Mmmmm – looks delicious! Your newest gfc follower, Karima

  10. I’m excited to try this one over the holidays! Thanks for sharing on Tip Junkie!

  11. Looks so yummy, definitely trying this one. My youngest (15) must be somehow related to yours- no potatoes and no onions;o)

  12. I’m reading a book right now and the main character makes a comment about how strange it is to put brown sugar in a savory dish and the response was that sugar makes everything better. I’d have to agree. These sound yummy!

    Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  13. This looks so delicious! I’m a sucker for potatoes! Newest follower!

  14. Great blog and lovely recipe! My little ones will love it:) Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  15. Oh, WOW! Those sounds soooo delicious! Would you pretty please share this great recipe here:


    Oh, and by the way, I made your blessing mix as our Thanksgiving favors and it was a major hit! THANKS!

  16. Looks delicious!

  17. Yum! Cannot wait to try these!

  18. I like your blog! The caramel potatoes sounds and look so yummy. I will have to make them.

  19. These have turned into our favorite side dish. Having them again today!

  20. Welcome to the Caramel Potatoes fan club – now you know why we love them so muich!! Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could add some delicious to your table! BTW- love your blog. The little guy with the twinkie is adorable!!

  21. Can’t wait to try ’em!

  22. question: did you boil OR roast potatoes prior to adding to onions?

  23. I always boil the potatoes – make sure you let them cool before slicing. Let us know how you like them!

  24. Made these tonight for dinner, and my family loved, loved, loved them! We ate all 3 pounds of potatoes! I was busy with other things, and I started out with the butter and onions- cooked them while I was slicing up the potatoes, before realizing they were supposed to be boiled first- so I just put them in after the sugar and rosemary, and cooked them in the pan with the onions and caramel, and it still turned out delicious. I cooked the potatoes, turning often, for about 15 minutes total. The onions were so sweet!

  25. Amy- So glad they turned out for you – nice to know you can cook the potatoes in the butter sauce!! Now you know why these are my family’s favorite!! Thanks for the feedback!

  26. I am so siked to have found this!! Mother Daughter teams ROCK!

  27. I must admit I was a little hesitant about the brown sugar (which is, of course, what makes it your signature dish!) – but I bit the bullet, took a leap of faith – and YES it is delicious and sure to become a favorite around here, too. Thanks.

  28. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  29. Kyra, just discovered you blog. Always knew you were an amazing cook. Can’t wait to try some of these dishes. Hope you go the way of Pioneer Woman!


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