German Potato Salad Recipe

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The warm German potato salad is a comfort meal native to the Old World!

– 3 lbs thin skinned waxy potatoes* – 1/2 lb bacon – 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar – 1 Tbsp brown sugar – 2 tsp coarse salt – 1 tsp celery seed – 1 tsp Dijon mustard – 1 cup finely chopped celery – 1 cup minced red onion – 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley – 1 Tbsp snipped chive – fresh cracked black pepper



Half the potatoes lengthwise after peeling. Cover with cold water and a tablespoon salt. Cook till tender but not falling apart. 

Step 1

Step 2

Use a sharp knife to check. Crisp the bacon while the potatoes simmer. Keep grease. Set aside finely chopped or crumbled bacon after draining on paper towels.

Step 3

In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup saved bacon grease, vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seed, and Dijon mustard. Whisk together and warm on low. 

Step 4

Taste the dressing to adjust ingredients. The vinegar taste will fade when mixed with warm potatoes.

Step 5

While hot, drain and thickly slice potatoes. Combine with celery, onion, and crumbled bacon in a large bowl. 

Step 6

Gently mix with hot bacon vinaigrette. Sprinkle fresh herbs and cracked black pepper over top. Serve now.

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