Paul Prudhomme's Hot German Potato Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by texasjj

This is the best German potato salad recipe that I have ever found. The spices really make it wonderful.

Top Review by Jainagirl

This is a very good recipe, a bit different due to the spice mix. I used 8 oz. bacon and cider vinegar. Eggs gave it an interesting texture but could be omitted. Sauce was very flavorful and fairly easy to make. You could omit the green onions as well. Degree of difficulty: medium to easy. This recipe lends itself well to adaptation. Works as expected -- no surprises.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the six seasonings.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of water until just tender (about 5 minutes from when the water starts to boil). Drain and cool under cold running water. Slice the potatoes about 1/4 inch thick and place in a large bowl. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Saute the bacon until browned. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, reserving the drippings.
  4. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings and set skillet over high heat. Add the onions and cooks, scraping the skillet occasionally, until the onions are golden, about 3-5 minutes. Add all of the seasoning mix, and whisk in the flour. Slowly add the chicken stock, vinegar and sugar, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture is thick, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Fold the sauce into the potato and egg mixture, add the green onions tops and bacon, and combine thoroughly.
  6. Best served warm, but also good at room temperature.

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