German Fried Potatoes Recipe With Crispy Bacon & Onions (3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

German Fried Potatoes Recipe With Crispy Bacon & Onions (3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes)

Did someone say bacon? Yes, we did! These German fried potatoes with crispy bacon and onions will blow your mind (and tastebuds). This easy fried potato recipe is similar to Bratkartoffeln, German fried potatoes that are typically cooked with bacon and onion for dinner

Potatoes fried in bacon grease may not be the healthiest meal, but these flavorful gluten-free potatoes are certainly a bacon lover's dream come true. This delicious side dish is made with three basic ingredients: potatoes, bacon and onions. You fry up on the bacon, add the onions then cook the potatoes in the drippings. Wow!

This easy fried potato recipe can be served as a dinner side dish or for brunch with your favorite eggs. And, it's ready in only about 25 minutes!

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Cuisine: German / American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, cooked until just tender and cut into slices
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions

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Recipe Notes

  • You can use Yukon gold potatoes, baking potatoes, new potatoes or red potatoes.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or oven.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Add the onions and cook until onions soften. Remove to a paper towel.
  2. To the drippings, add the potato slices. Cook until they begin to brown. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  3. Add the bacon and onions back into the pan. Cook, gently stirring, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 138

Total Fat: 6.6g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 17mg

Sodium: 366mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12.8g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 1.2g

Protein: 6.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 3mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 408mg

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Donna John
I LOVE fried potatoes. Make them all the time. I sometime use a little olive oil and butter. Why not?? :-)
Elisa Schmitz
This recipe reminds me of the potatoes we'd eat in Germany. So delicious!
Julie Rose
Amazing recipe 😍
Kelli Jones
This is a typical German dish called Bratkartoffeln
Elisa Schmitz
Yes, Kelli Jones , so similar! I commented on the same thing (above). Here's our recipe for Bratkartoffeln: food: 4-Ingredient German Fried Potatoes Recipe With Bacon (Bratkartoffeln): A Bacon Lover's Dream Come True Thank you for your feedback and hope you enjoy this delicious potato recipe! Donna John

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