Prepare the ingredients. You could use bacon or ham instead of wieners sausages. If you don't have a lot of sausages, slice thinly to make them seem like more.
Cut the potatoes into large chunks.
Cover the cut potatoes with plastic wrap and microwave. For 100 g, cook for about 1 minute at 600W. If 1 potato weighs about 100 g, for 6 to 7 you should microwave for 6-7 minutes.
Slice the wiener sausages.
Slice the onion very very thinly - this is key. The generous amount of sautéed onions in this dish is key to the flavor.
Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or vegetable oil) in a heated frying pan. Add onions and sauté.
After 2-3 minutes when the onions have started to wilt, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and continue sautéing.
After about a minute, they become a nice color. Add sausages and keep sautéing.
Add potatoes and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and sauté.
Turn off the heat, and mix in the 20 g of butter (2 pats).
Sprinkle parsley or black pepper to taste and enjoy! Aonori seaweed powder is delicious, too.
A handy tip to have pats of butter at hand. Each bar of butter is 200 g, so first quarter, then divide each quarter into 5 pieces. You will have pats of butter that weigh about 10 g each.
Please also see Recipe ID: 1809217 "Hearty Breaded Chicken Cutlets", which is also cheap and delicious and a loved by my husband and kids!
Story Behind this Recipe
I got a lot of little new potatoes as a gift, so I just sauteed potatoes in butter and they were delicious. My daughter wanted to have them again, so now they are a family favorite. Add green beans, peppers or broccoli for color and to make the dish look pretty. The recipe here uses the minimum amount of ingredients. It goes well with beer or wine!
The potatoes taste better with skins on. Sauté the onions very well! The onions are the key to the flavor of this dish! No fancy seasonings are used, but the natural flavors of the ingredients are enhanced amazingly well. No garlic is used so you don't have to worry about garlic breath the next day. It's delicious when cold too!