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Texas German Potato Salad Recipe
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Texas German Potato Salad

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"This is a deliciously rich German potato salad, easy and perfect for summer BBQs. It is definitely full-flavored with bacon, green onions, sour cream, olives and other yummy ingredients...Always a hit with all our family and friends!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork. Drain, cool enough to handle, and cut into cubes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Reserve bacon grease.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, olives, eggs, Italian seasoning and ranch dressing. Crumble the bacon into the bowl and pour half of the reserved bacon grease over all. Stir gently until everything is evenly distributed. Garnish with a dash of paprika before serving.
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Sep 01, 2007

This recipe was a total hit with my family gathering last week. I think what you need to keep in mind is the recipe doesn't claim to be "authentic", it's very simple, yet the flavor is definitely NOT your ordinary potato salad. I'm making this again this afternoon for a burger and sausage bbq and I can assure you, they'll be no leftovers. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 12, 2008

While I am not sure I would call this a "German" potato salad, we liked it. I didn't fry bacon, just used the pre-packaged stuff, so I didn't have any bacon grease. I also left out the eggs. Next time I will probably add more olives because I REALLy like what they added to the dish. Thanks for a different potato salad recipe. I will make again.

Sep 05, 2007

I made it by the recipe except I left out the bacon drippings. My husband loved it.

Jul 27, 2010

Love this recipe! I make it for parties, BBQ's, a side dish to bring to the neighbors house...you name it. People always ask me for the recipe. I'm starting to feel a little protective of it...like a hidden jewel. Sometimes I forget to reserve the bacon grease. Sometimes I add an extra boiled egg. Makes no difference. I've never liked potato salad but this one I can just sit with a bowl and a spoon. Yum!

Aug 16, 2007

i was pretty happy with this dish. however, i had to make some adjustments for my family. my kids dont like a lot of onion, so i reduced that by half. same with the eggs. it went over pretty well with the family... it had some what of an after taste though. i dont know if thats because of the italian seasonings or what. maybe it was just my taste buds! :] might make again...

Jul 20, 2010

I cut this recipe in half, used organic red potatoes, used half a package of turkey bacon, a mixture of fat free plain yogurt and fat free sour cream, omitted the green olives because I didn't have any and used half a recipe of Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix. After I had my older boy taste it, he said "it needs pickles, Mom", so I added a couple chopped large garlic dills. Even cutting it down, my three boys inhaled it. No leftovers. I had one bite and I thought it was pretty tasty, even lowfat. My husband even asked me "Are you SURE it's lowfat". LAWLZ, that was a riot. See, good food can be lowfat and not kill you. ;)

Jul 06, 2008

A really delicious dish. I used only 1 cup of light sour cream and just a tablespoon of the bacon drippings and it was plenty of rich dressing.

Sep 03, 2007

I made this the night before I served it. Everyone raved about it. It was so different from the regular old potato salad. Reminded me of one I had years ago that was made with dill pickles and have tried to duplicate with no success Thanks for a very good recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 834 mg
  • 33%

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

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