GERMAN POTATO SALAD

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German potato salad is easy and delicious.

German Potato Salad

My family loves potatoes and this recipe is one of our favorite ways to serve them.  We love the sweet and sour taste of this German potato salad.  This recipe could be doubled or cut in half.  The potato salad keeps well for several days.  The mustard is optional.  I don’t add it to mine but a lot of recipes do add it.  You might try a little both ways to see what you prefer.  This dish is wonderful to take to any pot luck or picnic or gathering since it can be served hot or cold and it goes well with just about anything. You might also like to check out our recipe for pimento cheese macaroni salad.

German potato salad will quickly become a favorite.

6 cups diced red potatoes, unpeeled

8 slices bacon, cooked crisp

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup white or apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons white granulated sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (could use 1 tablespoon dried parsley)

Put the chopped potatoes in a pot and cover with water. (I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon salt to water).  Bring to a boil on top of the stove and cook about 10 minutes or until they are tender when you stick them with a fork.  Drain and set aside.  Cook the bacon until crisp remove from skillet, drain and set aside.  Add the chopped onion to the bacon drippings left in the skillet. Cook until tender.  Stir in vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard.  Bring to a boil.  Slowly add drained potatoes to the skillet along with half the bacon, crumbled.  Turn down stove to medium and heat all the ingredients about five minutes stirring to mix.  Remove from stove and sprinkle on the rest of the bacon, crumbled, along with the parsley. I chopped up a few green onions for color on top, too.  Add more salt and pepper if needed. Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

German Potato Salad

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5 from 1 vote

German Potato Salad

This potato salad is a combination of sweet and sour. It's easy and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: German Potato Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 6 cups diced red potatoes unpeeled
  • 8 slices bacon cooked crisp
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley could use 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Put the chopped potatoes in a pot and cover with water. (I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon salt to water). Bring to a boil on top of the stove and cook about 10 minutes or until they are tender when you stick them with a fork. Drain and set aside.
  • Cook the bacon until crisp remove from skillet, drain and set aside. Add the chopped onion to the bacon drippings left in the skillet. Cook until tender. Stir in vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard. Bring to a boil.
  • Slowly add drained potatoes to the skillet along with half the bacon, crumbled. Turn down stove to medium and heat all the ingredients about five minutes stirring to mix.
  • Remove from stove and sprinkle on the rest of the bacon, crumbled, along with the parsley. I chopped up a few green onions for color on top, too. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

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One Comment

  1. .Oh yum! Brought me back to when I was 15 and my boyfriends mpther fixed this for a funeral. That is a very long time ago but thank you for the recipe and the good parts of that mempry5 stars

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