Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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).

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.
Most Helpful

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.

Cindy Lynn October 03, 2002

I love German potato salad. I liked this recipe as it was simple to put together, no weird ingredients, just stuff I had around the house. Wasn't sure if I was to peel the potatoes or not, but I chose to do so and I also sliced them up. I am use to a little creamier sauce on the potatoes and know it is not mayo, but not sure what it is, but this was still great tasting recipe.

morgainegeiser March 27, 2012

DH & I found this to be too sweet for our taste. I suppose we like more of a vinegar and/or mustard flavor. Not your fault, it is just our taste buds that couldn't get behind this recipe. I am sure that we will be the minority.

Loveydose January 25, 2009