Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hot German Potato Salad (recipe)

This is another dish that my family enjoys, but that we have infrequently. I've had Hot German Potato Salad at restaurants, but none that we like better than the recipe that we make at home. I adapted this recipe from one in a cookbook.

Hot German Potato Salad
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 5 or 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1 T. sugar
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  1. Boil potatoes (whole) until tender.
  2. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from pan. (If you like, remove some of the bacon fat from the pan. This will reduce the fat content of the dish but it won't taste as good!)
  3. Cook onion in bacon fat, stirring frequently, until tender.
  4. Stir in flour, sugar, and pepper, stirring constantly until bubbly. Remove from heat.
  5. Add water and vinegar. Bring to a boil; stir and boil for three or four minutes. (I let it boil a bit longer than the original recipe calls for, because it takes away some of the sharpness of the vinegar.) Remove from heat.
  6. Crumble bacon into the mixture; stir. Slice potatoes into the pan and stir gently to coat.

This can be made in advance and reheated in the oven.

I'm linking this up!

11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven - Homemaker Monday

Blessed With Grace’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Tasty Tuesday

Cultural Connections (This is a dish from my cultural background.)


  1. This sounds delicious-homemade is always better

  2. Mmmm! I enjoy German potato salad - but have never made it! I always say I'm going to, but whenever I have bacon, it gets used in something else! ;-)

  3. Never tried this style of potato salad. I will definitely be trying this one. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Homecooking is still the best...and great to know another culture food from you. Thanks for joining this week Melissa.

  5. I believe my grandmother used to make a recipe like this


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