Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

My DH has to have this whenever I make his German Hamburger Patties. It is a recipe that his Mother and Oma always made. It is on the bland side but he likes to eat it with some ketchup.


  1. Peel and dice potatoes.
  2. Chop onion.
  3. Heat shortening in skillet.
  4. Add potatoes and onion.
  5. Fry until almost crisp.
  6. Add water.
  7. Cover skillet.
  8. Stir frequently.
  9. Steam until most of liquid is gone.
Most Helpful

I made this for lunch and served it with smoked sausage and it made for a wonderful meal. I already had my slicer attachment on my KitchenAid, so decided just to slice them, rather than dicing them. The only other changes I made was to use part butter and part crisco and to add some seasoning after cooking. I found them bland without any seasoning, but otherwise fully enjoyed the potatoes!!! Made for Gimme 5 Tag.

diner524 December 25, 2009

After reading the reviews I tried somethig different, I really dont like to change other Zaar members recipes around but I tried 1tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon shortening to see if this would work. # out of 4 of us thought this was great while 1 thought it was just okay. I thought that the flavor was pretty good and will try again. This was a great compliment to leftover turkey tonight. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

weekend cooker November 29, 2009

I needed more flavor. We love the crunchy/crispy version. It's the same thing without adding the water and probably coz it's so full of flavor I didn't care much about this. Maybe some garlic added just before it's ready might spice it up a little.

littlemafia November 25, 2009