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    Mom's German Potato Salad

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    Kree's Note:

    This German Potato Salad recipe has been in my family for generations! I don't think a year of my life has passed when I haven't had this at a family gathering. This is the version that my mom perfected, although you can add more or less sugar according to your tastes.

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    • 2 1/2 lbs potatoes (6 medium)
    • salt, pepper,and celery salt (to taste)
    • 1/2 cup onion, chopped very fine
    • 5 -6 slices bacon
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • additional salt, pepper,and celery salt (to taste)


    1. 1
      Boil potatoes until just tender when poked with a fork, but not too soft.
    2. 2
      When potatoes are cool, peel and slice thin.
    3. 3
      Add salt, pepper, and celery salt to taste.
    4. 4
      Add chopped onion; set aside.
    5. 5
      Fry bacon slowly in skillet until crisp; crumble when cool.
    6. 6
      In separate bowl, combine vinegar, water, and sugar.
    7. 7
      Add liquid to bacon in skillet.
    8. 8
      Blend in flour and additional salt, pepper, and celery salt to taste.
    9. 9
      Add potatoes and warm through.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2003


      Very good recipe. A nice version of a classic salad. I would have liked more dressing and much more onion, but overall this was still very good. I got a little confused in step 5 where the bacon is removed from the pan, cooled & crumbled, and then in step 7 you are adding ingredients back to the bacon in the pan. I was on my way to the sink to clean out my skillet as the bacon cooled when I realized I would be needing the warm pan & the grease. Also - I would recommend whisking the flour into the dressing before adding it to the pan. The flour got a bit clumpy when added to the warm sauce.

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    • on October 31, 2003


      I think your mom's potato salad is perfect just the way it is. I wouldn't change a thing. It wasn't too sweet and the vinegar wasn't too overpowering. It doesn't have a lot of unnecessary ingredients and it's not missing any. Perfect.

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    • on March 18, 2008


      Very good,and easy to make! Hubby loved it too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's German Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (199 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 267.0
    Calories from Fat 78
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 12.8 mg
    Sodium 170.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 6.2 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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