Country Fried Potatoes Made Skinny Recipe

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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. The Country Fried Potatoes at Denny’s have 394 calories and 20 grams of fat! My skinny recipe has 154 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. For a delicious and skinny breakfast this weekend, try these fabulous potatoes alongside Low Calorie Egg White Scramble With Spinach and Onions. Yummy!

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Servings: 6 servings


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  • ¼ cup reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • 2 cups yellow onions, chopped (about 2 onions)
  • 1½ pound Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, unpeeled, cut in half or chunks, if the potatoes are a little large
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, minced (use white and green parts)


  1. In a large non-stick pan, melt the butter. 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.
  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.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 174g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 170  
Calories from Fat 71 42%
Total Fat 8.06g 10%
Saturated Fat 5.08g 20%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 819mg 34%
Potassium 237mg 7%
Total Carbs 12.41g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 4.19g 3%
Protein 12.41g 20%
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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    January 8, 2012
    Weight Watchers (old points) 3
    Shopping Tip
    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.

    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4

    SKINNY FACTS: for one serving
    154 calories, 4g fat, 3g protein, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 441mg sodium, 3g sugar

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