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German Potato Salad


Tangy, smoky and sweet German potato salad is a perfect side dish. Served warm or at room temperature, this recipe makes it easy.

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  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions


Servings 8
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place potatoes in a 4-quart saucepan. Add water to cover potatoes. Salt water generously. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook potatoes about 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork; drain.

Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Set aside.

Add vinegar, oil, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper to bacon drippings in the pan. Cook over low heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.

In large bowl, mix potatoes, bacon, green onions and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Pour oil mixture over potatoes; toss to coat. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.


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