German Style Oven Fries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 medium to large Idaho potatoes

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 slices smoky bacon, chopped

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Parboil potatoes for 4 minutes in a large pot over medium heat, or pierce with fork and microwave for 6 minutes. When ready, cut into 8 wedges each and sprinkle with vinegar.
  3. In large skillet, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat, add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels and reserve. Toss potatoes in the bacon drippings and season with sugar, and salt and pepper. Scatter onto a baking sheet and roast, in the preheated oven, until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and toss with the parsley and the reserved bacon.