German Potato Salad, Mom's

German Potato Salad, Mom's Recipe

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Megan Stewart


The first time I had German Potato Salad was when we visited a family I grew up with, at their cottage in Wisconsin. It was an immediate hit with me. I have loved it ever since...this was Mom's recipe.


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Stove Top


  • 3 lb
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 6 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar, or white
  • 1
    egg, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced parsley

How to Make German Potato Salad, Mom's


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Cool slightly, peel and slice thin into a large bowl. Add onions, celery seed, salt and pepper. Mix lightly and keep warm. Cook bacon crisp, drain on paper towel. Mix vinegar, sugar, water and bacon drippings. Beat egg, then add mixture very slowly, beating constantly. Pour over potatoes, add bacon and parsley. Mix lightly and serve warm.

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About German Potato Salad, Mom's

Course/Dish: Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German

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