Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

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Hot German Potato Salad

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Hot German Potato Salad isn’t like regular salads, and you probably can’t pick it up in your local deli.  Instead of the typical mayonnaise based dressing, this has a vinegar and bacon cooked dressing that is tangy and just amazing.  Plus, you serve it warm.  With bacon.  Can it really get any better?

If you want to feed this one to a crowd, boil the potatoes ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave.  Or, even easier, toss it finished into a Crock-Pot on low.  Stir it every once in a while to keep it from sticking to the sides.

Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

Hot German Potato Salad Recipe


  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 T flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 t celery salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 water
  • 1/4 apple cider vinegar


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover and 1/2 t salt. Heat to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. Drain and place in a bowl; set aside.
  2. In a saute pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Remove to a bowl, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  3. Saute the onion in the drippings until tender and clear. Add the flour, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and cook over low heat until the mixture is bubbly.
  4. Remove from the heat; add the water and vinegar. Return to the heat and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Add the bacon back in.
  5. Pour the mixture over the potatoes and toss gently. Serve warm.

Hot German Potato Salad for Picnics

While this makes a fantastic side dish in the winter, it’s also great in the summer!  Serve it up with your hamburgers and hot dogs, or even at a hog roast!  Amaze your friends and family with this dish and skip the mayo based salad.  Also a plus, you don’t have to worry about the mayonnaise making anyone sick!  I always worry about that at hot summer picnics.

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  1. says

    Have not made German Potaton Salad in a long time…Like the flour you add to the seasoning to give a light sauce to coat the salad…I usually add green onions …love your recipe! Thanks for sharing…=)

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