Cheesy Potato Skillet Recipe

This comforting potato skillet recipe, passed down from grandmother to grandchild, combines simple ingredients into a dish that’s perfect for a hearty dinner. Here’s how to recreate this family favorite:


  • 2 large potatoes, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 200 grams sour cream
  • 50-70 grams mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Heat a generous amount of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced potatoes in a single layer, seasoning them with salt and pepper. Fry until they are golden and crispy, turning occasionally for even cooking. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your skillet.
  2. Cook the Eggs:
    • Once the potatoes are cooked and spread evenly across the skillet, crack the eggs over the top. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Cover the skillet with a lid to allow the eggs to cook through from the steam, or flip them if you prefer them over easy.
  3. Add the Toppings:
    • Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes and chopped green onions over the eggs and potatoes. Spoon dollops of sour cream around the skillet, and sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.
  4. Finish Cooking:
    • Cover the skillet again and let cook for a few more minutes, just until the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once everything is beautifully melted and cooked, sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the top for a fresh touch. Serve hot directly from the skillet.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with Toast: This dish goes wonderfully with a side of crusty bread or toast to help scoop up the creamy, cheesy goodness.
  • Add Protein: For an even heartier meal, you can add crumbled cooked bacon or slices of sausage before adding the eggs.
  • Veggie Variations: Feel free to add other vegetables like spinach or bell peppers to the skillet when adding the tomatoes for extra nutrition and flavor.

This dish not only captures the essence of home-cooked comfort but also adapts easily to whatever you might have on hand, making it a versatile option for any night of the week. Enjoy the warm, comforting tastes that have been cherished in your family for generations!