Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 40 mins

Can't go wrong with Betty! Crocker, that is. This is just so delicious that I make it quite often. It's wonderful with pork chops, wienerschnitzel (did I spell that right?), or just by itself. Flavorful with just the right amount of tanginess!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 inch salted water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water) to boiling.
  2. Add potatoes and return to boiling point.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain well.
  5. Cook bacon in medium skillet until crisp.
  6. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  7. Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until tender.
  8. Stir in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper.
  9. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat.
  10. Stir in water and vinegar.
  11. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  12. Boil and stir for 1 minute; remove from heat.
  13. Crumble bacon into hot mixture.
  14. Slice in the warm potatoes.
  15. Cook, stirring gently, to coat potatoes, until hot and bubbly.
Most Helpful

It's easy and inexpensive to make and tastes great. The family loved it. I used canned potatoes which cut the cooking time to about 15 minutes.

lydianorrismail January 17, 2006

Very Good recipe been making this German potato salad for over 30 years and much more authentic not too much sugar and the celery seed gives it just the right taste, like all recipes I use this as a guide adding as much bacon vinegar celery seed, sugar etc as I like and of course I always use apple cider vinegar

bettercooking August 19, 2015

I'm a believer! The recipe I use is extremely similar to this. This is one I don't deviate from the ingredients. However, I never make the normal amount, even as a sidedish with lunch/supper. My family and friends demand this for get-together events. For these, I use 5 lbs, sometimes up to 15 lbs of potatoes. Any leftovers? Maybe, but then they're fought over for take-home!!

pinkdivapam May 30, 2011