CRISPY Swiss Fried Potatoes in a Frying Pan

There’s something incredibly satisfying about a crispy potato dish, especially one with the rich flavors of Swiss cuisine. This recipe for Crispy Swiss Fried Potatoes brings together simple ingredients to create a deliciously comforting meal. Perfect for any occasion, these potatoes are easy to prepare and sure to please. Let’s dive in!


  • 1.2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil (pre-melted)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (or vegetable oil)
  • Thyme, mushrooms, cheese, sour cream – to your taste


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Grate the potato tubers on a coarse grater and place them in cold water. Rinse for three minutes.
    • Squeeze the potatoes and place them on a napkin to absorb moisture.
    • Transfer the squeezed potatoes into a container.
  2. Season and Mix:
    • Add salt and sprinkle with thyme or other herbs of your choice.
    • Optionally, add ½ finely chopped onion.
    • Pour the pre-melted butter or vegetable oil into the potatoes. Mix well.
  3. Cook the Potatoes:
    • Heat a frying pan with oil.
    • Place the potato mixture in the pan, spreading it evenly and pressing down without stirring.
    • Cook over moderate flame for 5 minutes.
    • Slightly move the potatoes away from the sides of the pan.
  4. Prepare the Mushrooms:
    • Finely chop the onion and champignons (mushrooms).
    • In another frying pan, fry the onion, then add the champignons and continue frying until the water evaporates.
    • Season with salt and pepper, then fry for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Flip and Finish:
    • After 5 minutes, when the potatoes are sufficiently cooked, reduce the flame and quickly turn the potato cake over using a flat plate.
    • Fry the potatoes on the other side on low heat for about 4 minutes. Add more oil if necessary.
    • Once the inverted potato cake is cooked and crispy, it is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these crispy Swiss fried potatoes with a side of sour cream, grated cheese, or your favorite dipping sauce. The sautéed mushrooms add an earthy depth that pairs perfectly with the crispy exterior and tender interior of the potatoes.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 15g
    • Saturated Fat: 7g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 4g

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