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Warm German Potato Salad


Thinly sliced bacon adds extra flavor to this potato salad.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005


  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds small new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 3 slices bacon, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard


  1. In a 5-quart saucepan, bring 1 inch salted water to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Add potatoes. Cover; cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain; cool slightly, and halve.

  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; add 3 tablespoons vinegar and mustard.

  3. Toss with warm potatoes. If desired, season with salt and pepper, and add up to 1 tablespoon more vinegar. Serve warm.

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  • liisamarja
    5 MAY, 2010
    this is a winner, have made it on several occasions. adapts well to bigger and smaller crowds and is equally tasty served warm or at room temperature. my summer staple.
  • kwelbes
    4 MAY, 2010
    This is always a winner for summer meals. It takes minimal effort and feeds more than four (at least in our circle of friends). Recommended changes is to add 1/2 cup of chopped parsley at the end and 3 tsps of brown sugar to the vinegar (and we just use white vinegar). We serve it warm, but it also takes good as it cools.
  • MS12456366
    24 APR, 2010
    I added a small amount of flour in with the bacon and onions so the sauce is thicker and sticks to the potatoes better. Also used apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar for a slightly different flavor.
  • Jeanne_Symons
    26 AUG, 2008
    PS: I just love this recipe since I'm not overly fond of mayo in salads, plus it is a great one for someone with allergies or aversion to eggs or egg products.
  • Jeanne_Symons
    26 AUG, 2008
    Chopped dill pickle and celery can be added to make this even more yummy, if you happen to like those ingredients, too!