Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

From the cookbook "Heritage of Cooking" A Collection of Recipes from East Perry County, Missouri. Recipe from Mrs. Amelia Mueller. To find out more about this cookbook read the description from the first recipe I posted from it Bier Suppe (Beer Soup).

Top Review by Cindy Lynn

I have been looking for a German Potato salad like one DH and I once had in a German restaurant (our first German Potato Salad experience) and absolutely loved. It turned out that this wasn't it, so I'll still be looking, but this was very good too. It was very quick and easy. The directions did not specify what shape the potatoes were to be (whole, sliced, cubed...etc.), so I sliced them to duplicate my original experience. Thanks for sharing this recipe Charlotte.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 15 small boiled potatoes
  • 1 medium onion (chopped fine)
  • 12 cup chopped celery (or more)
  • 14 cup potato water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 14 lb bacon, cooked crisply and drained
  • 12 cup vinegar
  • 14 cup sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Simmer onions and celery in bacon drippings just a minute or so.
  2. Add flour, vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss with potatoes and serve-warm.
  4. Hard boiled eggs may be added.

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