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5 from 4 votes

German Fried Potatoes

Pan fried, golden brown, red potatoes are glazed in an apple cider vinegar pan sauce with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions. This German Fried Potatoes recipe delivers on flavor and is a great side dish anytime of year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: bacon, German Fried Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 4 pieces of bacon cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 lb medium red potatoes quartered
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or balsamic)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 green onions sliced thin, diagonally (white and green parts)


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat render the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and allow to drain on paper towel.
  • Fry potatoes in bacon fat until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper and set aside with bacon.
  • Add flour to pan, stir and cook for a minute or two in the remaining bacon fat. Add the apple cider vinegar, chicken broth and scrape pan to pick up all the bits. Sauce will thicken.
  • Add green onions, bacon and potatoes to the pan, stirring to coat all. Serve immediately. Top with more green onions if desired.


Cooking Tip:

If your potatoes are too big, or to cut down on the cooking time when frying, I sometimes quarter the potatoes as directed and drop into boiling, salted water until fork tender. Be sure to drain and shake excess water and then add them to the frying pan to brown and get crispy in bacon fat.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 2034mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 36.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3.3mg