Pan Fried Homestyle Potatoes



Pan fried homestyle potatoes (жареная картошка) is very popular and simple comfort food in Russian,Ukrainian, and Belorussian cuisines.You can almost call it national dish.My mom would always prepare it for us when we were growing up.It’s quick,its easy and most of all it’s delicious.You can have it for breakfast with fried eggs,lunch with fresh tomato salad,or dinner with russian style meat patties(Kotleti) or sautéed mushrooms.

Pan Fried Homestyle Potatoes


  • 4-5 russet potatoes,peeled and thick julienned or sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • optional herbs-
  • chopped green onions or chives
  • dill
  • parsley


  1. Wash throughly and drain peeled and julienned potatoes.
  2. Season with salt.
  3. Heat a skillet on high heat.
  4. Add oil.
  5. Throw in potatoes.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. When potatoes are slightly browned,throw in sliced onions and butter.
  8. Continue to cook the potatoes until softened and evenly browned.*
  9. Transfer fried potatoes to a serving plate and garnish with desired herbs and ketchup.
  10. * If you prefer not really browned potatoes,you will need to cook it under the lid on medium-high heat.
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  1. Wow, that looks so delicious! I think I may try it with sweet potatoes too! :)

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