Hot German Potato Salad

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!

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.

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


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Comments

  1. 1

    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. 2

    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. 3

    That is so funny, I just made that last week. It is so good!

  4. 4

    For cold potato salads served at summer BBQs, then I prefer the more classic mayo-y approach. But for a hot dish, this sounds delicious!

  5. 5

    An old recipe, but still as delicious as ever. Great picture. Do you have leftovers???

  6. 6

    Oh that sounds delicious!

  7. 7

    I am going to file this recipe in my “must make” file. Yum!

  8. 8

    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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