Recipe By jin
Published Jun 8th
German Fried Apples
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 133.7

Traditional savory dish, great with roast pork or pork chops. Chilled with some added bacon bits, it makes a great summer BBQ salad.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 tart apples, cored and chopped
  • salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until the foam subsides
  2. 2 Cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes
  3. 3 Add the apples, and cook and stir until the onion and apples are starting to brown and the apples are soft, about 10 more minutes
  4. 4 Sprinkle on salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 133.7
  • Carbohydrate 21.6 g
  • Cholesterol 15.3 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 3.8 g
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.7 g
  • Sodium 43.4 mg
  • Sugar 15.5 g

Chef's Notes

Peeling the apples is optional. I prefer them unpeeled.


  1. Although I do love sweet things this is a very nice change of pace for something "apple". I fried a little bacon and used part of the grease this produced to sautee the apple and onions instead of adding butter. When cooked I seasoned with salt pepper and just a light sprinkle of seasoning salt - Read more ...
  2. Scaled this down to 2 servings and used Gala and Granny Smith apples. Most cooked apple dishes are sweet so this is a really nice change for a savory side dish which was served warm with a pork entree. Next time I make this I will add some crumbled crisp bacon as suggested by the - Read more ...
  3. I made this to go with pork tenderloin today and we loved the combination as a nice change of pace from my sickeningly sweet style fried apples. I'll make this again.
  4. Yes. Already reviewed. Where did my review go?
  5. Thought this was delicious. It had a very unique flavor Yummy yummy!
  6. Loved this! My husband is allergic to red onions so I used a Vidalia onion instead. So yummy!
  7. This was bitter and smelled bad when I made it as directed. Maybe I shouldn't have use granny smith apples.
  8. This is a great recipe! my family makes this dish in the fall every year. My mom-mom cooks bacon with the apples though and she adds a touch of brown sugar. Everyone loves it!!!