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    German Cottage Potatoes With Bacon

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    diner524's Note:

    Posting for ZWT 6 and it was found on for German Food. It sounds delicious!! Article states: Bratkartoffeln are a German food that people often want to recreate at home. There are two main tricks to making great pan-fried potatoes. Start them in a single layer in the pan with plenty of fat and do not put a cover on the pan. These potatoes with take 20 - 30 minutes to cook a crispy, golden brown but the wait is worth it.

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    1. 1
      Scrub whole potatoes of the same size and cook in salted water until easily pierced with a fork. Let cool and peel while still warm. Potatoes can be cooked several hours ahead.
    2. 2
      Chop bacon or "Bauchspeck" into small pieces and cook in a large frying pan (11 or 12 inches) until limp. Remove from pan but keep grease in pan. Add the butter and melt, but don't brown.
    3. 3
      Slice the cold potatoes into 1/4 inch slices (5 mm) and place a single layer in the hot fat. Place any extra potatoes on top of the first layer.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle the potatoes with the onions and bacon and let them cook over medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes. Flip them when they become golden brown on the underside, but don't stir them.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with marjoram, caraway, salt and pepper and cook for 5 - 10 more minutes. Add more butter if necessary, to facilitate browning.
    6. 6
      At home, these potatoes are traditionally served with fried eggs, pickles and green salad.
    7. 7
      Note: I use a non-stick pan, but the potatoes still need a lot of butter and grease to brown properly. This is an occasional treat for most people due to the high fat content, but they sure are good.

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    • on October 01, 2012


      Potatoes and bacon - could there be a more heavenly pair? I think not. This is absolutely delicious!!! I decided to be a purist and left out the optional marjoram and caraway seeds (although I'm sur I'd love it). The potatoes are perfectly crispy and tasty. I added the bacon and onions after I flipped the potatoes and it worked out well. Thank you! Made for the 123 Tag game in the Cooking Tag Games forums.

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    • on April 04, 2011


      These were so good! The outsides got really crispy and since you boil the potatoes first the insides were nice and fluffy! I loved the addition of the bacon as well. Will make again! Made for 123Hits.

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    • on March 16, 2011


      Very good! However, next time I will just do a single layer at a time. I had some potatoes sitting on top of the first layer and they didn't brown as well, even after I flipped them. Also, the onions cooked a bit too fast for me. Simple adjustments. Made for Photo Tag. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for German Cottage Potatoes With Bacon

    Serving Size: 1 (94 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.7
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    Cholesterol 17.2 mg
    Sodium 150.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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