German Fried Potatoes

Germans are known for their love of potatoes. One of the very popular potato dishes are fried potatoes. In this video I will show you the basic recipe for fried potatoes, called “Bratkartoffeln” in German.
Fried Potatoes Recipe

Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4 - 6 Portions
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 2 pounds firm potatoes i.e. Yukon Gold, Red Bliss, Carola, Inca Gold, Rose Gold etc.
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp. Butterschmalz
  • 2 tbsp. neutral vegetable oil
  • Salt pepper, and paprika powder to taste


  • Peel potatoes and cut into equal ½-inch slices or cubes.
  • Add the potatoes to a bowl with water to wash off the starch. This makes sure that you will get nice and crispy potatoes.
  • Heat oil and Butterschmalz on medium-high in a large pan.
  • Drain the potatoes, add them to the pan and cover with a lid.
  • Fry for about 5 min. before you stir the potatoes for the first time.
  • With the pan covered, fry for about 20 minutes and stir occasionally.
  • In the meantime, cube the onions and add on top of the potatoes – don´t stir.
  • Fry for about 5 min. with pan covered.
  • Mix potatoes and fry for about 5 more minutes without a lid.
  • Season with salt, pepper and paprika powder to taste.
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