Fried potatoes – Latvian style

This is our comfort food! Childhood memories! Thursday – Friday nights at students dormitories kitchen. Why? Cause no money left for something else, good if you have oil and potatoes from home. So, this dish is the main cause, cause for others than Latvians it might look like a side dish :).


So simple, that you might want to add ham and onions? Maybe! But I love them so much especially in wintertime when there are cold outside! Also, this is not healthy food, I would call it Latvian junk but everyone loves it!

If you know another name for this main cause, let me know!

Fried potatoes Latvian style

Childhood memories!
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2 -4


  • 6 potatoes
  • pinch of salt
  • oil


  • Wash and peel potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes into small cubes.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add potatoes and sprinkle with salt.
  • Stir every 2-5 minutes until golden brown. Taste. Add more salt if needed.



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