Hot German Potato Salad

Do you love potato salad? How about crispy bacon? Then you’re in luck! This potato salad recipe is an oldie but a goodie, one that I keep coming back to. You can serve it warm as a side dish with dinner, or chilled at a BBQ.

German Potato Salad recipe |

I LOVE this recipe for Hot German Potato Salad. I’m not sure if it’s the vinegar or the bacon, but both make this one of my favorite things to eat whether hot or cold straight out of the fridge. Yum!

German Potato Salad |

Here’s the recipe:
Hot German Potato Salad

6 red potatoes (sliced and boiled)
6 pieces of bacon (cooked)
3/4 Cup Onion (chopped and sauteed in bacon fat)
2 Tbs. flour
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 1/2 tsp. Salt + a dash of pepper
3/4 Cup water
1/2 cup Vinegar

Boil the sliced potatoes. Cook the bacon. Drain off most all of the bacon fat. Saute the onions in the pan you cooked the bacon. Add the flour, sugar, celery seed, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in the water and vinegar. Cook it until it boils. Pour this over the potatoes. Add the bacon crumbles at the end. (Don’t overcook the potatoes.)

You can make this in the morning and heat it later before serving. Note: You can use any potatoes you’d like: russets, red or yellow.

When it comes to potato salad, do you like your potato salad more “mayo-y” OR more “vinegar-y”?

*This post originally published May 16th 2012. Sharing this delicious recipe again with new photos.

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  1. rain says

    With all the vinegar in it, it’s for sure a recipe from a small part of the country. And that part uses vinegar in every meal, salad, everything! I have to confess that their food is the worst you could find in Germany. This may be a of the better one. 😉

  2. says

    The German half of me yelled ‘yippee!’ when i saw your post. My German mom used to bring German potato salad to all our celebrations and functions of the family. I love her recipe. She added a little more sugar and a little bit of mustard. It was sweet and sour and always delicious. Bless you mommy. I miss you. I will make some soon, thinking of my staunch, hard working and dear German mom. Thanks for stirring up some great memories.

  3. says

    On our honeymoon in Europe (I know, I was a flight attendant if that makes it better.) we ate at a little tiny pub in Austria one night and had potatoes like this both ways, hot and cold. It was amazing. I am always on the lookout for recipes that can recreate that dish. This one looks like it might be a winner!

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