Saturday, April 26, 2008

German Fried Potatoes

This is one of the best know dishes in Germany and for the rest of the world it is a classic. Every country seems to have it own twist to fired potatoes. These potatoes are rather simple but you can add variety by using butter or bacon fat. If you are able to go to a fest in Germany you will certainly find one or more booths serving this. Many times it is served with bratwurst and sometimes it is served with something more unusual such as Liverwurst.

7 to 8 medium-sized potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, lard or bacon fat

Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut into thin slice or cube. Sprinkle with salt. Heat the fat in a skillet that has a tight lid. When fat is hot add potatoes and cover. Steam slowly for 12-15 minutes shaking pan back and fourth several times while it is cooking. Remove the cover and let it cook to dry for around 10 minutes while turning with a spatula so the become brown on both sides.

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