German Style Potato Salad

Laurie Sanders


I've tried a lot of different recipes and types of German potato salad. This is the one I like the best. I found it online somewhere or other and I have changed the sugar & mustard amounts to use more of both. The original recipe also had asparagus in it.


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3 lb
red potatoes
5 slice
bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
5 oz
sliced ham cut into bite sized pieces
1 c
diced celery
1 c
sweet onion finely chopped
1/3 c
sweet gherkins finely chopped


3 Tbsp
olive oil
7 Tbsp
white vinegar
1/4 c
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper

How to Make German Style Potato Salad


  • 1Cut up the potatoes into bite sized pieces and boil until JUST tender. Drain and put into a mixing bowl.
  • 2Cook bacon until crisp and transfer to a paper towel to drain reserving the drippings in the skillet.
  • 3Once potatoes have cooled a bit, add the bacon, ham, celery, onion and pickles to the potatoes.
  • 4Put the skillet holding the bacon drippings back on a burner on medium migh and add the olive oil. Whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & pepper. Cook and stir, scrapping the pan to stir up all the bacon drippings for about 30 seconds.
  • 5Pour hot dressing over potato salad and toss to coat. Can be served warm or cold but is best served warm.

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About German Style Potato Salad

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

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