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German Potato Salad

Course Side Dish
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 ounce package applewood smoked bacon, cut in one-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley


  • Start by scrubbing and cleaning potatoes with water. Dry. Cut into large chunks trying to keep all equal in size. Place potatoes in a large pot of cold water. Bring to a boil. Season with the one teaspoon of salt and boil potatoes for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Turn off burner. Drain water then place pot back on burner. Let potatoes steam dry for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cook bacon pieces over medium-high heat until crispy. When done cooking remove bacon with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate; leaving bacon grease in saucepan. Remove pan from burner to let grease cool down a bit. Slowly add vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to saucepan. Place pot back on burner and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and let simmer a few minutes. Stir in minced garlic and let cook only 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat and carefully pour mixture over the cooked potatoes. Fold until all the liquid is absorbed then stir in bacon and parsley. Serve potato salad warm and enjoy!


This salad is great cold as well. Cover and chill until ready to eat. Best eaten with 2 days.