German Potato Salad from Grandma Eva

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Delightful classic from a very sweet lady. A refreshing escape from mayonnaise, goes great with BBQ's!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes till tender, drain, slice and put into large bowl, cover.
  2. Optional: You can peel potatoes before boiling if you prefer skinless.
  3. Cook bacon until crisp and drain.
  4. Saute onion, celery, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and water, stir constantly until thick.
  5. Pour over potatoes.
  6. Crumple bacon and mix everything together.
  7. Refrigerate until mealtime.


Most Helpful

This was great! The apple cider vinegar really makes it tasty and unique. People in the German and French houses in my residence hall at UNC Chapel Hill enjoyed this "Kartoffelsalat" very much tonight. Thank you Boje!

Dave G September 28, 2003

It should be noted that about two lbs. of waxy (NOT starchy) potatoes should be used. The flavor of the sauce was excellent.

Hopfrog August 17, 2007

Taste just like my Grand's! I added a little red pepper with the celery and onion for a little extra flavor. This is a keeper!! Thank you for posting this recipe!

Jean_224 August 17, 2006

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