The inspiration for Hungarian Pan Fried Potatoes comes from another recipe, Indian Pan Fried Potatoes that I posted recently.  Once I saw this recipe, I was immediately reminded of how my mother made fried potatoes, my sister’s favorite potato dish. The recipes use the same cooking method but we sliced the potatoes in wedges and just seasoned with kosher salt when they were golden.

Hungarian Pan Fried Potatoes

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 medium white potatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • Rinse and thinly slice 2 medium white potatoes.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sliced potatoes and toss to combine evenly. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and to combine so that the potatoes are covered evenly with the oil and seasoning.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid, leaving just a sliver of opening to allow some of the steam to escape. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with the tip of a knife.
  • Remove lid and increase heat to medium high and cook another 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes have turned golden and start to crisp.

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