German Fried Potatoes

German Fried Potatoes created by Bonnie G 2

My Grandmother got this recipe when she and my mom lived in Germany. This is my all time favorite way to fix potatoes.

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  • Wash potatoes.
  • Sometimes I peel the potatoes and sometimes I don't. It's good either way.
  • Slice the potatoes into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  • I take frozen bacon because it's easier to cut and cut strips down the side to get my one inch pieces.
  • Put enough olive oil in a large deep skillet (cast iron is good) to cover bottom of pan about 1/4 inch deep. Add all of the potatoes to the pan, along with cut up bacon which hasn't been cooked yet; diced onions, parsley and salt and pepper.
  • Cook on medium high heat, stirring and watching so that potatoes don't burn because they will stick to the bottom of pan as they are cooking and you will need to scrape them up as they are browning.
  • You can cover the pan for the first 20 minutes of cooking and cook on low and then turn up the heat for the last 15 minutes or so in order to brown some of the potatoes.
  • Good with steaks and a salad.
  • Estimated on servings time to make.
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  1. Cathy d.
    love your recipe , thanks for sharing !
  2. Jessica L.
    If you omit the bacon (I know, I know. Bacon makes most things better.) and use half butter, half lard this is exactly the way generations of my family has made potatoes to go with German sausage. I think we never used bacon because my great grand mother possibly didn't like pork.
  3. Wheelock_4
    Turned out great. Added hamburger meat, didn't have olive oil so used vegetable oil and added butter. I also read a review and fried bacon separate from othet ingredients. Everyone loved it!! Thanks for the recipe.
  4. eduscapes_michele
    This is so flavorful! Thank you for posting this recipe! I added a dash of powdered garlic and cooked the potatoes 15 minutes before adding the bacon to potatoes. It fried perfectly without overcooking potatoes. Added the onion toward the end of cooking and used much less parsley, just garnished top.
  5. Bonnie G 2
    This is awesome and so easy to put together. I followed others advise and fried the bacon and onions first, then removed from the pan and did the potatoes - adding them back just before they were done. Also added a pinch of crushed red peppers for an extra kick and served for breakfast with recipe#242492. Wonderful.

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