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German Potato Salad

Tender potatoes, crisp bacon and a tasty dressing, make this warm German potato salad the perfect dish all year round.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Servings 6
Calories 400 kcal


  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Wash the baby potatoes and slice them into halves.
  • Add the potatoes to a 5-quart pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Boil over high heat for 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain water and place potatoes back into the pot, and cover (keeping the potatoes warm and allowing them to steam).
  • In a large (approx 12 inches) frying pan, cook bacon. Once cooked, remove bacon from the pan and chop into pieces slightly smaller than bite-size. Set bacon to the side for now. Leave grease in the frying pan for the next steps.
  • Cook onion and garlic in a frying pan over medium heat until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add vinegar, olive oil, sugar, mustard, salt, pepper, and bacon to the frying pan with the onions and garlic. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over potatoes, add parsley and toss well to mix.


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 737mgPotassium: 827mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg