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The best compliment was my friend who grew up in Mannheim, exclaming "potato salad" in German last night! Be aware though, even using half the sugar called for, I found this plenty sweet. I boiled and peeled the potatoes ahead of time and before refrigerating, I tossed them with some pickle and lemon juice to add flavor and keep from darkening. Just before dinner, I fried the diced bacon, reheated the potatoes in a little broth, and made the egg and vinegar dressing. I stirred the dressing constantly until it began steaming--it thickened but somewhat less than a stirred custard. Thanks for sharing, will definitely make this again!

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TommyGato January 19, 2016

A great recipe and pretty simple too! I have made German potato salad before a different way. I used the whole pound of brown sugar bacon (because I can) and everything else the same. It is most excellent! Thank you for sharing!

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Laurita January 13, 2016

Probably the most unhealthy recipe I have ever read! Why couldn't we add some extra heavy cream?

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bbos42 October 29, 2015

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

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

Good recipe but I don't use eggs. The bacon fat and potatoes will thicken the dressing. The secret is to toss the potatoes a lot after pouring on the dressing. The action of tossing releases the starch in the potatoes and it will thicken especially if you do this while the mixture is hot. Just keep tossing until your happy with the coating on the salad and it has thickened enough to suit you.<br/><br/>Just add the dressing a little at a time and toss and toss. Keep adding until you have the taste you like and keep tossing. Save the rest of the dressing for another time or the next day if you have potato salad left. It can lose a little tartness overnight in the fridge.<br/><br/>Oh, I cook my bacon in coconut oil on a med. lo. heat, drain on a paper towel or newspaper.

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I_Fortuna July 23, 2014

It does not have description. Just I see it, it makes me salivate. I will follow your recipe. I'm already hungry.

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ChefCung July 21, 2014

Perfect blend of flavors. We used a sweet hot mustard and cooked the onion with the bacon, adding a small amount of raw onion just before serving. It's our new favorite recipe!

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Jodi H. June 23, 2014

Yum! Made this with red potatoes and it tasted a lot like my grandma's recipe. Thanks!

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Absinthe27 May 27, 2014

This was the BEST German Potato Salad I have ever had. I needed something for our work lunch and it was German for Octorber/November. Everyone loved it and are asking for the recipe. I would not change a thing with this recipe!! YUMMMMMYYYYY!!!

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nehlsda_12105388 November 22, 2013
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