German Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)

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German fried potatoes otherwise known as Bratkartoffeln is a quick dish to prepare and goes well with many dinner ideas. Easily used for breakfast and lunch too. Absolute definition of Comfort food. Always a favorite on my table.

German fried potatoes - Bratkartoffeln

German Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)

  • Author: Yorky
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: German


German Fried Potatoes known as Bratkartoffeln is easy comfort food. Simple ingredients, easy to make, and so delicious. Works well with any meal.



  • 700g potatoes, peeled and sliced (around 10mm)
  • ½ tblsp Olive oil (see note in “method”)
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 6 Rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tblsp Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Par-boil the potatoes (around 10 minutes), drain and allow to cool. Heat the oil in a large frying pan (If the bacon includes a lot of fat, reduce the oil quantity accordingly) and fry the bacon until slightly crispy. Remove the bacon and put aside.
  2. Fry the onion in the same oil until translucent. Remove the onion and put aside.
  3. Add the potatoes in a single layer and fry without stirring for around 5 minutes. Sprinkle on a little salt and pepper, turn the potatoes over, return the onion and bacon to the pan and brown the other sides of the potatoes.
  4. Sprinkle on the fresh parsley.


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German fried potatoes nutritional facts


  • Serving Size: 210 g
  • Calories: 260 cal
  • Sugar: 3.7 g
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg

Keywords: potato, German, Bratkartoffeln, bacon

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2 thoughts on “German Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)”

  1. So right you are Yorky. I made these for dinner. My crew loved em so much that I made another batch for breakfast.

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