Authentic German Potato Salad

Authentic German Potato Salad

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Angela Louise Miller 9

"This is my mother's recipe. Everyone, German or not, loves it. It is easy to double the recipe as well. I often bring it to potlucks, and we also have it at home on special occasions. There are usually no leftovers, but if there are, they don't last long!"

Ingredients

50 m servings 183 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the potatoes into a pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until browned and crisp, turning as needed. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion to the bacon grease, and cook over medium heat until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes and parsley. Crumble in half of the bacon. Heat through, then transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon over the top, and serve warm.
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Sorry, but this is not authentic. I am German and even live there. We never use peeled potatos, just cook whole potatos, peel them pretty hot, cut and mix them with the sauce. Then they soak it ...

I am German, 100%. I have been eating German Potato Salad almost all my many, many years. I've cooked many German Potato salads myself. I cooked this one today and my spouse and guests raved abo...

My "authentic" recipe calls for a teaspoon of celery seed, it adds a nice texture...this is my favorite potato salad. You can use the same bacon/onion/vinegar/sugar sauce for spinach or bibb le...

I have been wanting to make German Potato Salad for years and never knew how. I picked this one and I am so glad that I did! However I used more bacon than called for. I didn't have fresh parsle...

We were having a luncheon at the University I work at around Christmas time and everyone was to bring a recipe from their ethnic background. I am German/Irish and I decided to cook something Ge...

This is my German mom's recipe too, minus the sugar. I also use more water as the potatoes really do soak up a lot of the liquid. This is an amazing potato salad that everyone should try at leas...

This was a delicious potato salad! I hate mayo, so I was on the hunt for a potato salad that didn't have mayo in it and found this gem! I made it the night before for a BBQ the next day and just...

My husband doesn't like the traditional egg potato salad, so I had to come up with a potato salad he would like. I figured it must be the eggs and mayo aspect of the recipe that didn't sit well...

This potato salad is quite good. My only complaint is that the sauce did not go far enough. I'll double it next time. We had these with barbequed ribs -- quite good!!