Recipe courtesy of Rita Elpers

German Potatoes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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4 pounds potatoes, peeled

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup chopped onions

Salt and freshly ground pepper


In a large pot of salted water, boil the potatoes until they are just about fork tender. Do not overcook. Drain the potatoes and cool. Slice the potatoes about 1/4-inch thick.

In a large, heavy-sided cast iron skillet, add the shortening, onions, and potatoes and cook over medium heat until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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