Recipe: German Potato Salad

This recipe for German Potato Salad is very simple. There are numerous ways to make and serve German Potato Salad… some people serve it cold… some serve it warm… some people like the bacon crisp … some like it cooked but still a bit chewy…..but they are all basically the same in structure… potatoes, onion, bacon, vinegar sugar, and water.


I like to serve my German Potato Salad warm….

And I prefer the bacon not be too crisp.

Another thing I do is use red potatoes…. I clean them and dice them… I sometimes quarter them if they're small .... but I don’t peel them.

Anyway you make German Potato Salad … it’s sure to be delicious… I never have leftovers when I bring it anywhere…. I think that’s also because it’s a refreshing change from the mayonnaise potato salads.


Recipe: German Potato Salad

All you need:

3-4 cups red potatoes, cleaned and diced
4 slices of thick sliced bacon
¼ cup finely diced onion
¼ cup vinegar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

All you need to do:

Place the diced potatoes in a large pot. Add enough water to just cover them.

Bring to a slow boil, and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife. Keep an eye on them …. You do not want them mushy.

When potatoes are cooked, drain and rinse with cold water, drain again. Set aside to let them cool.

In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium high heat, turning as needed. Cook until desired doneness (crispy or less crispy). Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

Add the onion to the bacon grease and cook over medium heat until translucent.

Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the onions.

Bring to a boil.

In the meantime, return the potatoes to their original pot.

Coarsely chop the bacon and sprinkle over the potatoes.

Pour the vinegar dressing over the potatoes.

Turn the potatoes carefully to coat them with the dressing.

Pour the potato salad on a warmed serving platter or large bowl.

Sprinkle chopped parsley over the potato salad. (optional)


Heather S-G said...

German Potato Salad is one of my favorite things...long running love of it in our family (Schmitt + Kleunder = Really German)!! I forgot to tell you that I left an award for you on my blog yesterday...did you find it?

Donna-FFW said...

I will have to try this one real soon. I sometimes get tired of the usual one I use and this sounds way different. MMMMMM.

Linda said...

No I didn't know you had an award for me.... thanks!... I will have to check it out.

Ahhh a fellow German... I love German food... and I actually like German Potato Salad better than the American mayo ones...

Linda said...

Oh definitely try it Donna.... I'm surprised you have never had it... the New York - New Jersey area has lots of delis... and it's usually a staple...

Sherri Murphy said...

Thank you- I have been wanting to make this!

Dominique said...

Looks awesome! I've never made German Potato Salad, I totally need to, it looks great.

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