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German Potato Salad

"This is a really good hot potato salad that my mother used to make for us. You can vary the amount of vinegar and sugar to change the taste around."
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55 m servings 328 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar to skillet and cook in reserved bacon fat over medium heat until dressing is thick.
  4. Add bacon, potatoes and green onions to skillet and stir until coated. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

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I grew up eating german potato salad and this was excellent, however, I like to add more vinegar and more water as the potatoes love to soak up the liquid. Try heating up the leftovers in a skil...

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I don't know what it is about warm potato salads, but they just don't do it for me. I guess growing up with the cold versions have ruined my taste for them any other way. I did like the sweet/s...

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I grew up eating german potato salad and this was excellent, however, I like to add more vinegar and more water as the potatoes love to soak up the liquid. Try heating up the leftovers in a skil...

This is the best recipe for Hot German Potato Salad I have found. It's absolutely delicious. I use twice as much bacon as called for and more vinegar/less water. I love the tang of the vinegar. ...

Good basic recipe. I had to change it a little bit, because when I got my green onions out, they had gone bad, so I used part of a sweet Walla-Walla onion instead, and sauteed it in the bacon g...

I fell in love with German Potato Salad when I was in high school and dated a guy who's mom was German. My mom and I now use this recipe. This is really more of a side dish than a salad. The ...

This was quick, easy AND yummy! My husband loved it. I'll definitely put this one in my recipe box. Thanks so much for the recipe! By the way, red or Yukon gold potatoes hold their shape better ...

I made this dish with new potatoes instead of russet potatoes and it worked really well. I think next time I would add more vinegar as April suggested.

YUMMMMMY! I used red potatoes, and chopped them before boiling, and did not peel them. This saved a lot of time. I didn't have green onions, so I used dried minced onion, I added them with the w...

This is a good base recipe, the original recipe though adds cubed apples(2 med), pickles, onions and capers (optional). My german grandmother always made this for us and i still do!

Everyone just loved this when I served it with bratwursts--it tastes just like Mom's! To cut down on the prep time, use sliced, canned potatoes, drained and rinsed. It only took me 20 minutes st...