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German Potato Salad

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A warm potato salad with a bit of bacon, a bit of vinegar, a bit of sugar, and a few sprinkles of this and that. Grab your leederhosen and a fork and eat this salad while Ferris Bueller sings Danke Schon.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Small Red Potatoes (about 5-6 Per Pound)
  • 8 slices Bacon, Chopped And Cooked Crisp
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Medium Dice
  • ⅔ cups White Vinegar
  • ¼ cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Celery Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Dry Mustard Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • Chopped Parsley For Garnish (optional)

Preparation

Cook potatoes, whole and unpeeled, in water just until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain, then set aside until cool enough to handle. (Potatoes can be cooked a day ahead and refrigerated until ready to make the salad.) Slice potatoes into slices that are a little over 1/4″ thick. (Leave peel on potatoes.)

In a large frying pan, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Reserve 2-3 tablespoons bacon fat in the pan. Discard remainder of fat.

Over medium heat, cook onion in bacon fat until translucent. Stir in the vinegar, sugar, water, salt, celery salt, mustard powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

Add potatoes and bacon to the dressing and toss to distribute ingredients evenly. Heat over medium heat, stirring as needed, until potatoes are warmed throughout. Serve while warm, garnished with parsley. Can also be served at room temperature.

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shrekford on 12.3.2012

Made this last night. Really good. But, after mine sat about 30 minutes the vinegar taste was too strong. Will definitely make again, but will use less vinegar.

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Terri @ that's some good cookin' on 10.11.2011

Thisgrandmascookin–My husband loves German potato salad, too. He especially loved this one.

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Thisgrandmascookin on 10.11.2011

My husband will be so happy. He loves German Potato Salad.

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LavandulaLady on 8.10.2014

Delicious!!

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bonanzajellybean on 7.23.2012

Perfect balance of all the ingredients. This was so good. And so easy to prepare and make. Thank you for sharing this Terri.

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