4-Ingredient German Fried Potatoes Recipe With Bacon (Bratkartoffeln): A Bacon Lover's Dream Come True by 30Seconds Food

4-Ingredient German Fried Potatoes Recipe With Bacon (Bratkartoffeln): A Bacon Lover's Dream Come True

Bacon lovers, rejoice! Bratkartoffeln are German fried potatoes that are usually cooked with bacon and onion. Potatoes fried in bacon grease and olive oil may not be the healthiest dish, but they sure make a delish dish that's made in bacon lovers' heaven.

All you need in order to make these gluten-free German fried potatoes are Yukon gold potatoes, bacon, onion and olive oil. You can add fresh parsley or dill as a garnish, if desired, but that's optional. These flavorful potatoes are a bacon lover's dream come true!

Serve these crispy German cottage fries at your Oktoberfest celebration, or as a side dish for dinner any night of the week when you're craving some serious comfort food. They're so good, we think this easy and delicious fried potato recipe will make you rethink the French fry. Seriously! 

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Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled until tender and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon or slab bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • chopped fresh parsley or dill, for garnish (optional) 

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Recipe Notes

  • We used Yukon gold potatoes, but you could use fingerlings, new potatoes or red potatoes, too.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or oven.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels, leaving bacon grease in the pan. 
  2. Add the onions to the bacon grease and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan with the remaining bacon grease. When hot, add the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until potatoes are browned and crispy, about 15 minutes. 
  4. Put the onions and bacon back into the skillet. Stir to combine and continue to cook until heated through. Garnish with chopped parsley or dill, if desired. Serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 370

Total Fat: 24.4g

Saturated Fat: 6.4g

Cholesterol: 42mg

Sodium: 885mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.5g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 1.6g

Protein: 16.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 24mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 724mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh my goodness. You had me at bacon grease, LOL! Yum!
So delicious 😋

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