Actually, I do have a little somethin' for you all to try. It's way easy but darn addictive.
This'll feed about four as a side dish. You can always just increase.
Take five russet/Idaho potatos. Get half of a yellow onion, or an entire small shallot, as you prefer.
Finely dice the onion. Peel and cube the potatoes. Even better, try to get someone else to peel the potatoes. My hubby is da' man when it comes to that!
Put them all in a big skillet w/ a lid. Add about a half a cup of vegetable oil. (My Grandma prefers Crisco melted beforehand, but I go with the oil.)
Take your pepper shaker and add pepper to taste. I like a lot, as the potatoes tend suck up the flavor of it. Mix it all up, put your lid on and fry over medium high heat, flipping the potatoes occasionally until your house smells like White Castle and the potatoes are a crispy brown. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
You don't want these like Potatoes O'Brian. They should actually be CRISP.
Salt to taste and enjoy.
This goes very well with a salisbury steak, or a baked boneless, skinless pork chop. Or just by itself if you make a bunch.
I'm an addict. It's Grandma's fault. ;)