Fried Potato Circles (Home Fries)

Fried Potato Circles (Home Fries)

Fried potatoes (or “kartoshka zharenaya” in Russian) are a long-time favorite – as a side dish or even just on their own with pickles or a simple vegetable salad.

Oxana Putan
Serves: 5
4 lbs potatoes
2 oz refined sunflower (or vegetable) oil
1 teaspoon salt
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It’s extremely easy to make.

Peel the potatoes and slice into thin circles (one-tenth of an inch).

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Place the frying pan on high heat for exactly 2 minutes. Then pour in the oil and continue to heat for another minute.

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Pour the prepared potatoes into the pan and cover.

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Turn the heat down to medium.

Continue to fry covered for 10 minutes.

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Then stir the potatoes in the pan, but take care to turn them over carefully in layers rather than mix and stir.

Using a wide spatula, carefully lift a layer of the potato circles and turn over, first in the center, then along the edges.

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After this, cover the pan and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

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Uncover and turn the potatoes over again in careful layers.

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Sprinkle with salt.

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Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes.

The potatoes are done!

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