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German Potato Salad: Serve it warm and yes, there is bacon in it.

Updated on August 22, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of German Potato Salad

Old Recipe

My great grandmother passed down this recipe to her daughter-in-law. That daughter-in-law was my grandmother.

If you don’t like traditional, cold potato salad, give this a try. It is best served hot. I have never topped it with anything but I imagine sour cream and chives would make a good topping. I prefer Yukon gold potatoes but any potato could be substituted. I know many prefer the red. I did not take off the skins in this recipe but I recommend doing so especially if you use a baking or red potato. Yukon gold potatoes have such thin skin that I rarely peel them. They have a great taste and texture to them as well.

My grandmother liked salt on everything and she would add salt to taste. I did not add salt to this recipe as it is salty enough for me. I recommend tasting it and adding or not adding salt according to your preference.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I and my family do.

It's ready right out of the skillet

Serve it warm
Serve it warm

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bacon, Fried (save bacon fat)
  • 7-8 medium to large Potatoes, Peeled, Chopped, and Boiled
  • 1/2 cup Celery, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar, Apple Cider or White
  • 1/4 cup Mustard
  • (Optional) Salt, Just to taste

Enjoy

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Choose your potatoes.Boil your potatoes.Fry 1 pound of baconSave bacon fat.Cut up your celery.Cut up your onion.Add celery and onion to bacon fat.Add your sugar, mustard, and vinegar.Stir and taste.Add potatoes to your dressing.Crumble up your 1 pound of bacon and add to mixture. Enjoy your yummy potato salad.
Choose your potatoes.
Choose your potatoes.
Boil your potatoes.
Boil your potatoes.
Fry 1 pound of bacon
Fry 1 pound of bacon
Save bacon fat.
Save bacon fat.
Cut up your celery.
Cut up your celery.
Cut up your onion.
Cut up your onion.
Add celery and onion to bacon fat.
Add celery and onion to bacon fat.
Add your sugar, mustard, and vinegar.
Add your sugar, mustard, and vinegar.
Stir and taste.
Stir and taste.
Add potatoes to your dressing.
Add potatoes to your dressing.
Crumble up your 1 pound of bacon and add to mixture.
Crumble up your 1 pound of bacon and add to mixture.
Enjoy your yummy potato salad.
Enjoy your yummy potato salad.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Fry 1 pound of bacon in large skillet. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel. Save the bacon fat in the skillet and set aside.
  2. Peel and cut up 7-8 medium to large potatoes. Boil until tender. I left the skin on my potatoes but this is optional. Any potato will do.
  3. When the potatoes are tender, set them aside to cool.
  4. Cut up your onion and celery and add to the bacon fat in the skillet. Saute until tender.
  5. Once they are tender add your sugar, vinegar, and mustard. Taste this and see if it is to your liking.
  6. Once the skillet mixture is well mixed, you may add your potatoes and stir.
  7. Crumble up your 1 pound of bacon and add to skillet. Stir.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Serve potato salad warm and store in your refrigerator.

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