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German-Style Oven Fries

German-Style Oven Fries


  • 4 medium to large Idaho potatoes

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 4 slices smoky bacon, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped


Pre-heat the oven to 500°F.

Parboil the potatoes for 4 minutes in a large pot over medium heat, or pierce with a fork and microwave for 6 minutes. When ready, cut into 8 wedges each and sprinkle with vinegar.

In a large skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat; add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve. Toss the potatoes in the bacon drippings and season them with sugar, salt and pepper. Scatter onto a baking sheet and roast, in the pre-heated oven, until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and toss with the parsley and the reserved bacon.