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German Fried Potatoes & Onions
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German Fried Potatoes & Onions ( Bratkartofflen)

German Fried Potatoes & Onions or Bratkartofflen is the ultimate comfort food and perfect side dish for German entrées such as schnitzel and bratwurst. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German, Oktoberfest
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups) (See Note 1)
  • ½ Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions (1 large onion)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Cover potatoes with water in a medium saucepan. Add salt. Heat over medium heat. As soon a the water starts to boil, remove from heat and drain potatoes.
  • Cook bacon until crisp in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, about 10 minutes. Removed from pan; drain on paper towels.
  • Add onions to skillet; cook until golden brown stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Remove onions from skillet with slotted spoon.
  • Add potatoes to skillet; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown, about 15 minutes. 
  • Return onions to skillet with potatoes; continue cooking over medium-high heat until potatoes are a deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. 
  • Top with crumbled bacon; stir to combine.
  • If desired, garnish with minced parsley.
  • Yield: 6 servings.


  1. May use red potatoes in place of Yukon Gold potatoes. 


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3.8mg