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Thursday, 29 December 2016

German Fried Potatoes

When I was in the NAVY I must have eaten a TON of these potatoes.

This was another staple of the Canadian Forces cooking arsenal to keep us sailors happy and fed.


3 lbs potatoes, any kind
1 lb bacon, maple flavored, cut in 1-inch pieces
2 large onions, diced
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 cup olive oil, for frying


Wash potatoes.

You can peel the potatoes, or not. It's good either way.

Slice the potatoes into 1/8-inch thick slices.

I take frozen bacon because it's easier to cut and cut strips down the side to get my one inch pieces.

Put enough olive oil in a large deep skillet (cast iron is good) to cover bottom of pan about 1/4 inch deep. Add all of the potatoes to the pan, along with cut up bacon which hasn't been cooked yet; diced onions, parsley and salt and pepper.

Cook on medium high heat, stirring and watching so that potatoes don't burn because they will stick to the bottom of pan as they are cooking and you will need to scrape them up as they are browning.

You can cover the pan for the first 20 minutes of cooking and cook on low and then turn up the heat for the last 15 minutes or so in order to brown some of the potatoes.

Comments and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome.