Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad Recipe -
Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad Recipe
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Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad

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"Delicious, tangy German potato salad is a great side dish for bratwurst."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 40 mins

    3 hrs 55 mins


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; season water with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Put potatoes in a slow cooker.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Crumble bacon and add to potatoes.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and reheat bacon drippings. Cook and stir sweet onions in the drippings until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Pour onion mixture over the potatoes and bacon.
  4. Stir vinegar, water, sugar, and salt together in a bowl; pour over the potato mixture. Stir potatoes gently to mix.
  5. Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 hours.
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Aug 22, 2014

I did not cook it in the crock pot, and it tasted great. I cooked the potatoes and added to the diced onion, bacon and garlic, which I sauted. Then I added the wet ingredients and slowly boiled for about 15 mins.

Jan 26, 2014

I didn't really care for this, either hot or cold. Thanks for posting but I won't be making it again.


5 Ratings

Aug 24, 2014

I made this for a beer tasting party with a German theme. I did not use a slow cooker but put it in the oven at 350 for about an hour. When I first tried it about 1/2 way through cooking in the oven, it seemed a little lackluster in terms of taste. I added a bunch of pepper, kosher salt and some additional cooked onion. I was a little worried when I got to the party because it still tasted sort of drab. It sat in a warm oven for about 30 minutes before we ate and I got many compliments. I was surprised at how flavorful it was. Recommendation: add pepper and salt plus a lot more onion than called for...also having it cook longer and then sit must help with the flavors.

Aug 24, 2013

Delicious potato salad. It is even better the next day cold.


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 587 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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