German Potato Salad260 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 55 min
“This is a really good hot potato salad that my mother used to make for us. You can vary the amount of vinegar and sugar to change the taste around.” - by April
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.
- Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
- Add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar to skillet and cook in reserved bacon fat over medium heat until dressing is thick.
- Add bacon, potatoes and green onions to skillet and stir until coated. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 328 cal
- 12.8 g
- 46.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (260)Rate This Recipe
"I grew up eating german potato salad and this was excellent, however, I like to add more vinegar and more water as the potatoes love to soak up the liquid. Try heating up the leftovers in a skillet an..." See mored you'll be in for a real taste treat!"
"This is the best recipe for Hot German Potato Salad I have found. It's absolutely delicious. I use twice as much bacon as called for and more vinegar/less water. I love the tang of the vinegar. Also, ..." See moreI use chopped sweet onion instead of green onions and add a little dry parsley for color. Thanks for sharing your recipe, April. I love it. Kaye"
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"Good basic recipe. I had to change it a little bit, because when I got my green onions out, they had gone bad, so I used part of a sweet Walla-Walla onion instead, and sauteed it in the bacon grease ..." See moreafter taking the bacon out. I also used white balsamic vinegar, which added a little more sweetness. I used 2 extra bacon slices too, but took out some of the grease. The dressing got really thick; not sure if it was supposed to or not, but it stuck to the potatoes this way which I thought was good. Since I didn't have the green onions I used about a TBS. of dried chives for color. I also used red unpeeled potatoes. Had this with grilled sausages on wheat rolls and fresh corn on the cob. Very good!"
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