German Potato Salad

Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

Skip the mayo and opt for this vinegary German-style potato salad studded with bacon that's delicious warm or cold.


  • 8 ounces bacon

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 pounds (8 to 10) medium red potatoes, scrubbed

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill


  1. Cook chopped bacon, reserving fat.

  2. In a large pot, bring potatoes to a boil in salted water over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and let cool completely. Cut potatoes into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, combine bacon and fat, red onion, vinegar, and dill. Add potatoes and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. To store, cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

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