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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


  • 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.