German Fried Potatoes

German Fried Potatoes

37 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 91% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is my family's favorite way to fix potatoes. My mom used to make with steaks and a salad. Delicious!

"Having grown up in Germany I have had this many times but we use speck instead of bacon. I fire the speck first - it makes the speck nice and crisp and reduces the amount of oil i have to add - before adding the onion and potatoes. Also I serve it as a main (sometimes topped with a fried egg.)

If i'm in a rush i par boil the potatoes in the microwave for 8-10 min. Just don't over cook them or they will fall apart when you tossed them."


3 pounds potatoes; red or white
1 pound bacon; maple flavored; cut in 1" pieces
2 large Onions; diced
1 bunch Fresh parsley; chopped
salt; and pepper
1 cup olive oil; for frying

Original recipe makes 6



Wash potatoes.

Sometimes I peel the potatoes and sometimes I don't. It's good with skins off or on.

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.

"My mom used to make these. Got the recipe when we lived in Germany"


"My mom used to make these. Got the recipe when we lived in Germany"

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Excellent! Hubby said to add to his favorites...LOL..served with Cracker Barrel Fried Apples recipes, and a main dish of polish sausage w/sauerkraut for a nice fall dinner!
GrammyWindy 1y ago

jazzyfae 2y ago

i halved this recipe as I was cooking for myself. I also used bacon lardons and added some spices and herbs as this was more to my taste. A perfect accompaniment to a steak, simple to prepare, and I would definitely try again
abeZilla 2y ago

Came out great! Thank you.
SweetDee63 2y ago

I made these and they were very yummy but my potatoes didnt crisp enough
driftsnburnouts 2y ago

This was sooo good! Actually made this for a side dish for Christmas Dinner and everyone loved it!
Kerid518 2y ago

I cooked the bacon first and then drained the bacon grease and cooked the potatoes and onions in the bacon grease with salt, pepper, garlic powder and old bay seasoning. It was amazing!
midnightmoose23 2y ago

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