German Potato Salad

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad is a traditional dish that originated in Germany and is typically made with boiled potatoes, onions, bacon, vinegar, and mustard. It is served warm or at room temperature and is a popular side dish in Germany and other parts of the world. The dish is known for its tangy and savory flavor and is often enjoyed at barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor gatherings.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 8
Calories 246 kcal


  • 3 lbs potatoes medium red
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 onion medium onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup flour all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cup sugar
  • ¾ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons parsley fresh , minced


  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 4 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender.
  • Stir in the flour, salt, celery seed and pepper until blended. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Cut potatoes into 1/4-in slices. Add potatoes and bacon to the skillet; cook and stir gently over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 687mgPotassium: 794mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
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