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This is worthy of a bazillion stars! This was, by far, the easiest hot German Potato salad I have ever made. I halved the recipe, cut large cubes of potatoes and cooked. It took about 10 minutes for the potatoes, in the mean time, I fried up the bacon. Once the bacon was nearly done, I added diced onion and fried until near caramelized. The only change to the recipe, I grabbed the apple cider vinegar by mistake. Threw it all together and we are in hog heaven. I served with BBQ brisket sandwiches. Lali, I cannot thank you enough for sharing you gramma's recipe. You're a peach!

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Chicagoland Chef du Jour October 19, 2012

I really liked this recipe as an alternative to the standard mayo-based potato salad. I only used about 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. I'm not the biggest fan of vinegar so it was slightly too strong for me but I ate two servings anyways because it was so good and my husband couldn't stop eating it! Next time I will probably use 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar. The egg step made me nervous as well but I took the pan off the heat and poured the whole bowl of the egg mixture in at once and stirred consistently. This worked really well, it thickened without become scrambled eggs. Will definitely hang onto this recipe!

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annabella873 November 07, 2011

This is delicious! I was raised by my Bavarian German mother and we had this weekly! I did cut back on the sugar and added some dill and chopped parsley. I have no idea why anyone worried about the egg in the dressing. You just whisk as you pour it over the hot bacon and onions til it gets thick. Too much vinegar in the egg to turn into scrambled eggs. I did increase add more cayenne...because I love it! Spicy brown mustard is good in this too!

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Annamarie29 March 21, 2012

great dressing. I used only half the sugar called for and the sweet & sour balance seemed great.

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brownstone gal July 07, 2014

One of favorite go to recipes when I have company. Be sure the pan with the bacon isn't too hot or you might have some scrambled eggs in your potato salad =P

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GioLover July 30, 2011

Authentic and delicious! I cut the sugar in half based on prior reviews and it was a little on the tart side - perfect for us Germans who love that sort of thing. Thanks for a great recipe!

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SSellars February 18, 2010

Great recipe. I poured off a lot of the bacon grease and used brown mustard. Turned out great! Thank u!

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princess buttercup May 28, 2002

Truly authentic. I'm a potato salad lover, but have yet to find a German version that was authentic. Although there are variations on the German potato salad, Hubby said this is just like what he ate while stationed in Germany for a decade. I was very pleased with this recipe and will definitely share it with others, as well as make it again often.

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Bandurasbox September 04, 2014

I thought one cup of sugar was way too much - I made it a second time and used half a cup of sugar - it was much better but when all is said and done, my family prefers cold potato salad.

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Rockamama August 18, 2014

This is real delicious, as all the comments attest to, BUT it lacks something my own mother added to hers, all the years I was growing up: hard-cooked eggs, chopped!<br/><br/>WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT EVERYONE SERVES AS SIDE DISHES FOR German Potato Salad............

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Southern California Girl August 01, 2014
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