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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, German


  • 2 pounds small or new red potatoes
  • 4-6 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions or green onions sliced
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup warm water


  • Cook potatoes whole in boiling salted water for 20-25 minutes, or until a small knife easily inserts into a potato.
  • Drain potatoes, and when cool enough to handle, slice them thickly with skins on.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the red onion and garlic until the onion is soft.
  • While onion is cooking, stir together the sugar, vinegar and water until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add sliced potatoes, crumbled bacon and sliced scallion to the pan and heat until it is warmed.
  • Add the sugary vinegar water and mix gently, heating until water is mostly absorbed. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with additional chopped scallions or fresh parsley if desired.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Hot Potato Salad