Grandma Flo's German Potato Salad

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

A wonderful German dish, that has been passed down from my grandmother to my mother and now to me. The trick to this recipe is not to stir the bacon & cream mixture, let it reduce in size and foam. This will cut the grease from the bacon into the cream and it will not separate later on.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook potatoes until tender but not mushy.
  2. Peel and dice into a large bowl.
  3. Add the onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together and set aside for one hour.
  5. Brown the bacon until crisp, pour off half the grease.
  6. Add the half & half, DO NOT STIR THIS, LET IF BOIL UNTIL ALL FOAMY.
  7. When the bacon and half & half is all foamy pour over potato mixture and stir.
  8. Serve this at room temperature or just a slight bit warm.
  9. DO NOT HEAT TO THE BOILING POINT, YOU WILL BOIL THE VINEGAR OUT OF THE RECIPE.

Reviews

Most Helpful

Wow Tom, this IS a great recipe for German Potato Salad! I didn't even expect it to be as good as it is, but the bacony flavor is just wonderful, I love the dressing. I did add 1/2 cup of diced celery for crunch, and 1/2 dozen chopped eggs and it was perfect for us. It was really good without the celery and eggs, this is just my family's preferences. Thank-you for the Excellent recipe! We Will be making this one again!

Teresa M July 02, 2002

Wow a great recipe for German Potato Salad. I tryed many a recipe and this one is the best I have ever had.

Tom Lambie July 09, 2001

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a