Bratkartoffeln: Easy German Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe With Bacon and Onion

This easy German pan fried potatoes recipe (a.k.a. Bratkartoffeln) is so simple - with 2 tricks for how to pan fry potatoes to be CRISPY! The whole family will love these German fried potatoes with bacon and onion.


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 40 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


  • 1.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (diced into bite size pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon White wine vinegar
  • 6 medium Green onions (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 3 slices Cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
US Customary - Metric
  1. Boil the potatoes until tender and drain.

  2. Chill the potatoes overnight in the refrigerator, or freeze for 40 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add potatoes to the pan and cook 5-7 minutes, until crispy and golden.

  4. Whisk 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the 1/2 tablespoon of mustard and 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar. Pour over the potatoes and toss to coat.
  5. Throw in the cooked crumbled bacon and green onions, and cook for another 1 minute, until the onions are starting to wilt. Season with salt to taste and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/2 cup (slightly rounded)

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 152 | Fat: 8g | Total Carbs: 15g | Net Carbs: 12g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 4g

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