Crispy German  fried potatoes – buttery and crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside.  Loaded with butter and onion flavor and cooked to perfection.  They are very addictive; you will keep coming for more.

These German fried potatoes are very popular in German households and are a regular on the restaurant menus. In Germany, they bear the name “Bratkartoffeln.”  Unlike the name suggests, these German fried potatoes are not deep-fried.  They are roasted in a bit of butter and oil in a skillet.

 

German skillet fried potatoes

 

If you’ve never fried your potatoes in a skillet before, then you’ve got to try them at least once! I guarantee you; they’ll be making a regular appearance in your kitchen.

 

It is a remarkable recipe for a quick breakfast, dinner, or even lunch.  Have it any time of the day, even as a side dish to your favorite grilled treats.  It takes very few ingredients and least time to throw together. But the results are elegant and out of this world.

 

I believe these German fried potatoes will be a hit in your home.  Accompany with some pan-fried pork chops for the ultimate treat.

 

The Best Potatoes for German fried Potatoes

Waxy or medium-starchy potatoes are the best to use for this recipe.  It is because they hold their shape well after cooking making them great for frying.

 

 

German skillet fried potatoes

 

 

How to make crispy German fried potatoes:

  1. I start by peeling my potatoes.  Then, I chop them in bite-size cubes and wash thoroughly.
  2. Secondly, I add them in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, I cook for about 3 minutes.  In this case, you want the potatoes  1/2 way done.
  3. After that, I heat some olive oil in a frying pan.  Once that heats up, I add a cube of butter and allow that to warm up too.
  4. Finally, I fry my parboiled potatoes for 10 minutes on medium heat.  I toss them regularly for even browning.
  5. At this point, I add the chopped onions. Then, I fry for another 5 minutes continually tossing for the perfect crispy crust.

 

 

German skillet fried potatoes

 

Tips and Tricks for the Best German Fried Potatoes

  • Keep in mind that these potatoes lose a great deal of volume as they fry.  So, adjust portion accordingly.
  • Keep the heat on medium for the crispiest and softest skillet fried potatoes.
  • This recipe also works well with leftover boiled potatoes.
  • Add bacon if desired.  Fry the bacon till golden brown, drain, and re-introduce to the cooked potatoes.

 

 

 

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Crispy German Skillet Fried Potatoes With Onion and Garlic

Crispy skillet fried potatoes - buttery and crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside.  Loaded with garlic and onion flavor and cooked to perfection.  They are very addictive; you will keep coming for more.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine German
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Jayne Rain

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)

Instructions

  • Start by peeling the potatoes.  Then cut them in bite-size cubes and wash thoroughly.
  • Boil two liters of water on high heat.  
  • Add the potatoes in the pot of cold water and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, cook for about 3 minutes. In this case, you want the potatoes  1/2 way done.
  • Drain the potatoes completely.  
  • After that, heat olive oil in a frying pan. Once that heats up, add butter and allow that to warm up too.
  • Add the parboiled potatoes and the salt to taste. Fry for a total of 10 minutes on medium heat for the perfect crispy crust.  Toss them regularly for even browning.
  • Finally, add the chopped onion and fry for another 5 minutes continually tossing.
  • Season with black pepper, toss and serve.

Notes

  • This recipe also works well with leftover boiled potatoes.
  • Keep in mind that these potatoes lose a great deal of volume as they fry.  So, adjust portion accordingly.
  • Substitute fresh garlic and onion with garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Keep the heat on medium-low for the crispiest and softest skillet fried potatoes.
 
 

 

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