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Octoberfest German Potato Salad Recipe
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Octoberfest German Potato Salad

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peeled and cut potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Add onions.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, oil, vinegar, sugar, parsley, salt and pepper. Gently stir in the potatoes and onion. Let stand for 1 hour before serving to enhance flavors.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2004

This is a great recipe, one handed down through many generations. My version is it a bit different as I add some dry mustard to dressing (make sure you mix your mayo, oil and vinegar well...this helps keep the coating adhered to the potatoes) then I add in a chopped hard boil egg. Also, if you quarter your potatoes, boil them till done (not mushy though) cool them a bit, the skins come off easily and you can cut them into bit size chunks. The flavor of the potato is better if you cook them with the skins on.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2004

Too much vinegar! Perhaps this dish needed more mayonnaise, but I don't know. Aside from the vinegar the potatoes were rather bland. It sure wasn't what I was expecting. I tried it hot and I tried it cold. I will have to look somewhere else on the net for a better recipe. I give it 3.5 with lots of room to improve.

Sep 21, 2003

I served this at an Oktoberfest party recently and the crowd went wild! Even people who said they didn't like potato salad in general had to try some just from the raves everyone else was giving it! Be warned though, I nibbled on it just after making it - before it had time to sit for 24 hours - and I thought it would be horrible. I even went out and bought store-brand deli potato salad thinking I couldn't serve this at my party. It was amazing the difference some time in the fridge made!! Once the flavors had a chance to combine, this was the best potato salad I have had in a long time - I will definitely be making it again!

Oct 10, 2002

I prepared this for about 40 guests at my annual Octoberfest party and it was a big success.

Aug 01, 2003

I was looking for the Austrian potato salad I loved during my year in Austria. After several disasterous attempts with other recipes, I found this one and gave it a try. Though it didn't look or taste much like Austrian potato salad, it tasted WONDERFUL. I wanted to keep the whole bowl to myself! I used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise, which seemed to give it an added zing.

Dec 29, 2003

I rarely have success with Potato Salad, but I followed this exactly and everyone LOVED it. It's easy and a keeper!!! The only potatoes I had were red. Did not peel-sliced them about 1/8" thick, added potatoes to boiling water and cooked for about 15 min. They came out just right for the salad. Update: Since the first time I made this recipe I cannot tell you how many times I've made it since - everyone loves it and keeps requesting me to make it.

Nov 01, 2005

This was a really good recipe. I used quartered red potatoes and it came out great. Definitely better the 2nd day...the vinegar aftertaste goes away completely after it sits in the fridge overnight.

May 26, 2003

I'm German and this is authentic. Thanks for this.


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  • Calories
  • 355 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 768 mg
  • 31%

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

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