german potato salad

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This is a great potato salad recipe to make when you want something a little different than the traditional ‘picnic’ potato salad, and when you don’t have the time to make a side salad that needs to cool for several hours before serving. I made this a couple nights ago and was reminded how good and easy it is.

12 medium size  unpeeled red potatoes, boiled until fork tender (but not too soft-about 20 minutes)

10 slices bacon, fried until crispy-reserve 4 Tablespoons of the bacon drippings

1 cup onion, chopped fine

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon celery seed

fresh ground pepper

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup vinegar

After boiling the potatoes, drain and set aside. Once cool enough to handle, slice thin and place in a large mixing bowl. Fry the bacon, set aside to cool. Saute the chopped onion in the drippings until golden brown. In a small mixing bowl: combine flour, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper. Add to onions. Cook until the flour browns slightly, being careful not to burn. Stir in the water and vinegar, boil for a minute, stirring constantly. Carefully combine the bacon and potato with the vinegar mixture. Serve hot or cold.



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  5 comments for “german potato salad

  1. Barbara Lackey
    September 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I cannot wait to try this!

    • Melissa
      September 22, 2013 at 6:33 am

      YAY! I’m so glad you like the recipe 🙂 Enjoy, Barbara. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Betty Hurd
    September 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Melissa, I subscribed but didn’t get an email.

  3. Marilyn Madonia
    January 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I make this from an old friend’s recipe The only changes are cornstarch for flour, dark brown sugar for sugar and apple cider vinegar, It always get rave reviews

  4. Kimberley
    January 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    What kind of onions is best for this recipe … I am trying this out this weekend! YUM.

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