Dutch Fried Potatoes (Gebakken Aardappelen)

"Delicious side dish made from leftover boiled potatoes! The Dutch love their potatoes! Time does not reflect keeping boiled potatoes overnight in refrigerator."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by NorthwestGal photo by NorthwestGal
photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Dienia B. photo by Dienia B.
Ready In:


  • 6 small potatoes, boiled and refrigerated overnight
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced


  • Cut potatoes into thick slices. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the diced bacon until fairly crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside.
  • Place potato slices in the bacon grease, making sure the slices each touch the bottom of the skillet. (You will probably have to do this in batches.)
  • Turn to low and slowly fry the potato slices until golden, then flip to the other side.
  • When potatoes are golden on both sides, remove to a plate and keep warm, then quickly saute the onions in the grease.
  • Add back the bacon and potato slices and carefully toss them together. Season with salt to taste. Serve hot.

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  1. Baby Kato
    Wow, were these good. 5 stars all day long. This dish was quick and easy to make with excellent results. Love the flavor of the potatoes cooked this way and of course I really enjoyed the bacon and onions. I used maple bacon and red onions it was what was on hand. PotPie thank you for sharing this lovely recipe that I will make often. Made for Best of 2019 recommended by dienia b. Thanks gf.
  2. momaphet
    We really enjoyed these potatoes for breakfast. Our local butcher had maple bacon ends that were perfect for this dish. They took quite a while to make because of frying them in a single layer but they were worth the wait. Made for SWT 2019
  3. NorthwestGal
    These potatoes were quite delicious. It took me about 20 minutes longer to prepare this dish than is specified in the recipe, but it was no problem as I started with this recipe first and just adjusted the start time of the other recipes I planned to make for dinner. The potatoes were quite moist, flavorful and quite filling. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Chef PotPie. We enjoyed your recipe! Made for Susie's World Tour 2019 (Benelux).
    • Review photo by NorthwestGal
  4. Lavender Lynn
    This made a great side dish for our dinner tonight. We loved the combination of flavors. We made this too early compared to our dishes so this got a little overdone.
  5. lauralie41
    Made these potatoes to go with a Moroccan breakfast recipe, Shakshouka - https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/breakfast/egg-breakfast/shakshouka.html?r=1 by Lavender Lynn. The potatoes and onions fried in the bacon grease gave them great flavor. Enjoyed the egg dish served with these potatoes and next time might add some cabbage. Made and reviewed for Susie's World Tour 2019 - Benelux.


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