Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

The only way to make it!...tastes just like Grandma's! Can be made ahead and kept warm in the yummy:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes 10-15 minutes. Drain while making sauce.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp, drain and crumble. Set aside.
  3. Fry onion until slightly done in bacon grease.
  4. Add water, vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and add 1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of water.(this will thicken the sauce -- a must!).
  5. Add the butter and stir until melted.
  6. Peel and slice warm potatoes and add to sauce.
  7. Stir in bacon. Salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

I also wanted to mention that this is a Gluten Free recipe which is why I chose it over the other options. Using corn starch to thicken it rather than flour means I can share it with my mom who has celiac's disease. Thanks!

Meg Dolan August 17, 2010

This was the first time in about 25 years that I've had German potato salad. I didn't remember it being so sweet though. I made as instructed except I halved the recipe to feed just the 3 of us. At the end I added sea salt, black pepper & about a 1/4 teaspoon cayenne to counteract the sweetness. The sauce is quite like sweet 'n sour sauce without the maraschino cherry juice & it took a couple bites for all of us to adjust to a hot, no mayo salad, but we did & really, really enjoyed the recipe. Next time I will just reduce the sugar a bit. Thanks for sharing your recipe, busymommybee! Made for Alphabet Chef tag.

**Tinkerbell** January 04, 2009