Recipe: German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

German potato salad is meant to be served warm. This is very different in comparison to the American potato salad we see at pot lucks and often sold in large tubs. This potato salad is simple yet full of flavor.


2 lb. Potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2″ thick
1/2  lb. Bacon (6-8 slices)
3/4 c Onion (or 3 Tbs Dried Minced)
1/3 c Vinegar
2 Tbs Sugar
2 Tbs Mustard1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 c Vegetable Oil
Chives (optional)
Green Onion (optional)


Cook bacon on a griddle. When the fat has rendered, remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. When cool, crumble into bite size pieces. Cook potatoes in boiling water about 15 minutes or until they break apart with a fork not to easily. We want them to stay in one piece but still be soft enough to eat. Drain the potatoes and set aside, keeping warm. Cook onion in vegetable oil in a high sided skillet or a large pot. Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & pepper. Stir until it has thickened a little and it’s not too bubbly. Add in your potatoes and toss to coat. Dish up and top with bacon. Add chives or green onion if using.

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: German Potato Salad

  1. Hey Sweetie,

    I’ve been looking for a good German Potato Salad recipe. Thanks for sharing!  I wonder how it would taste with sweet potatoes?

    Love, Aunt Yvonne  

    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”    -Greek Proverb-


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