Bacon Cottage Fries Recipe: This German Bratkartoffeln Fried Potatoes Recipe Is Made In Bacon-Lovers Heaven by 30Seconds Food

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Bacon Cottage Fries Recipe: This German Bratkartoffeln Fried Potatoes Recipe Is Made In Bacon-Lovers Heaven

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!

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!

Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 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

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. 

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Skillets $10 & Up
Slotted Spoons $5 & Up
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Olive Oil $4 & Up

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Wait, what? I need these in my life!
Elisa Schmitz
Oh my goodness. You had me at bacon grease, LOL! Yum!

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