Easy Home Fries (Домашняя Жареная Картошка)! You will never get tired of this simple, yet delicious and satisfying side dish!

Easy Home Fries

Growing up during the Soviet Union time, in a poor family (we had an Outhouse for many years, I think that qualifies as Poor, right?)

The only thing that was Abound – were the Potatoes! We would store them for the winter months.

They were a Staple in Most homes.

I can remember coming home from school and the aroma of fried potatoes from neighbors’ windows fill the air. Even now, when making Home Fries for my family, it brings up the warm, comforting feeling.

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What to serve with Home Fries?

My “Sure Thing Dinner”:  Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki and Home Fries! I know For Sure my family will enjoy it.

Easy Home Fries

Since my son prefers Plain home fries, this is how I serve them.

But, you can add bacon, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, green onions, peppers.

As you can see in the pictures, Home Fries make an Excellent side dish.

Easy Home Fries

Easy Home Fries

Easy Home Fries! Домашняя Жареная Картошка!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy Home Fries (Домашняя Жареная Картошка)! You will never get tired of this simple, yet delicious and satisfying side dish!


  • potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • salt/pepper


  1. Add Light Olive oil or Vegetable Oil (I use a flavored Garlic Oil; just add a tablespoon of Garlic powder to the Olive oil) and heat the skillet to Med-Hot.
  2. Slice potatoes, the size determines how long they will cook. Tip: if you cut the potatoes too thin, they tend to stick together. You can slice them any way you like. I like to cut mine smaller and it takes me about 20 minutes from start to finish.
  3. Add potatoes, season with salt/pepper/garlic powder, optional dill weed. Fry, without moving, until underside of potatoes turns golden brown, about 5 minutes or so.
  4. Turn to another side, season and cook for a couple of minutes and then toss around so they brown a bit more on all side.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet with the lid and let steam through for about 3 to 5 minutes. Check often and flip the potatoes.
  6. Remove the lid, increase the temperature and cook potatoes for another 5 minutes, turning frequently until browned and crisp on all sides.
  7. Add oil as needed so home fries don't stick together. They will have a crust on the outside and will be very soft on the inside.
  8. Enjoy!

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