Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2014

Bratkartoffeln - german style fried potatoes

Today I made a batch of german style fried potatoes just to explain the "how to".

Ingredients for 1 person or as small side dish for 2:
2 medium potatoes / 400 g (better use some firmer variety not some flaky, waxy potatoes for crisp Bratkartoffeln)
1 small onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons bacon, diced
1 good pinch salt
pepper to taste
Sweet Paprika to tase
2 tablespoons oil for frying

After flipping over the first time, onions and bacon freshly added

Boil potatoes in their jackets until you can stick a knife into but with some resistance in the middle. Don't boil them until they are soft enough to get mashed. Peel the potatoes and cut into 5 mm thick slices, or halfmoons or quartered round slices.
Fry the slices in oil over medium heat until one side of the slices are well browned. Therefore a good heavy and bigger pan / skillet is in need. The slices should be spread out evenly or it will not work out. Flip each slice over (don't stir, stirring may break the slices), add the onions and bacon and spread them inbetween the potatoe slices and fry until the other side of the potatoes are gold brown. Flip over again and put the slices at the side of the pan, so you can fry the onions and bacon more easily until those are well roasted too. Sprinkle salt and spices and toss. Another way is to fry the bacon and onions beforehand and just add them to the nearly done potatoes to heat them up again.


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Thanks for the instructions. Hmm... That's really challenging to those like me who have never tasted authentic Bratkartoffeln.

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

And this is the most easiest way. The more terrifying way: use raw potatoes to prepare Bratkartoffeln which is a totally different story.