|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 plates (2 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||46%|
|Total Carbohydrate 41g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bratkartoffeln are a German food that people often want to recreate at home. There are two main tricks to making great pan-fried potatoes. Start them in a single layer in the pan with plenty of fat and do not put a cover on the pan. These potatoes will take 20 to 30 minutes to cook a crispy, golden brown but the wait is worth it.
The recipe can be easily doubled, using two pans.
How to Make German Cottage Potatoes With Bacon
Gather the ingredients.
Scrub whole potatoes of the same size and cook in salted water until easily pierced with a fork. Let cool and peel while still warm.
Chop bacon or "Bauchspeck" into small pieces and cook in a large frying pan (11 or 12 inches) until limp.
Remove from the pan but keep the grease in the pan. Add the butter and melt, but don't brown.
Slice the cold potatoes into 1/4-inch slices (5 mm) and place a single layer in the hot fat. Place any extra potatoes on top of the first layer.
Sprinkle the potatoes with the onions and bacon and let them cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Flip them when they become golden brown on the underside, but don't stir them.
Sprinkle with marjoram, caraway, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes. Add more butter if necessary, to facilitate browning.
Serve and enjoy!
- Potatoes can be cooked several hours ahead.
- At home, these potatoes are traditionally served with fried eggs, pickles and green salad.
- If using a non-stick pan, the potatoes will need a lot of butter and grease to brown properly. This is an occasional treat for most people due to the high-fat content, but they sure are tasty.