How to Pan Fry Potatoes With Mushrooms Russian Style

by Ilanit V. B.

My favorite dish I grew up on. This Russian style French fries are pan fried, therefore not as oily as regular fries. You can have it as morning potatoes or next to poultry or meat or just eat as is


  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Any mushrooms will work
  • Salt, pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Canola oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Peel the potatoes

    Step 2

    If potato is large cut it in into 4 slices then...

    Step 3

    Cut the slices diagonally not too thick or too thin. If you cut too thick the potato will not cook through. If you cut too thin it will cook too quickly and turn into mushed potato while stirring

    Step 4

    If potato is medium small then cut it into 3 slices instead of 4

    Step 5

    Then same as with large potato cut the slices diagonally

    Step 6

    Fill the frying pan with oil just to cover the bottom then add the potatoes

    Step 7

    Season with salt and pepper and mix. Let it cook on a medium heat without cover. The deal is to brown the potatoes stirring occasionally before covering the pan to let it cook all the way though

    Step 8

    In meantime cut the onions

    Step 9

    And the mushrooms

    Step 10

    Don't forget to stir the potatoes or it will burn

    Step 11

    In a separate frying pan brown the onions

    Step 12

    Then add the mushrooms and season with salt pepper and garlic powder. Cook till it's completely done

    Step 13

    When your potato browned on almost all sides and almost soft cover the pan with lid and cook it to a complete doneness. When it's ready mix mushrooms and potatoes together and it's ready

    Step 14

    I'm Russian so I love it as is, with pickled tomatoes on a side

    Step 15

    I add eggs to leftovers in the morning

    Step 16

    Or you can serve it as an addition to you brunch buffet table (see my guide about how to serve a buffet table for brunch gathering)