Real German Potato Salad - Direct from My Friend in Frankfurt's

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar as it didn't have a loving home. I haven't yet been able to make it, but since I am German and generally like a good German potato salad, I thought I would put my name on this great looking recipe! ;) If you make it before I get a chance, please let me know what you think!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook onion until tender.
  2. Stir in flour, blend well.
  3. Add vinegar and water; cook and stir until bubbly and slightly thick.
  4. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  5. Add Mayo or"Miracle Whip".
  6. Chop pickles; gently stir in pickles and potatoes.
  7. Serve chilled.
Most Helpful

Good potato salad, thank you very much.

Kevin Young December 03, 2002

Seems to be a regional recipe from the Frankfurt area. I will try it next. To the people telling us this is not authentic German potato salad because it contains mayonnaise...I am German and have never eaten a warm Bavarian salad. The recipes are regional, the south seems to have warm salads that are pork fat or vinegar based and the north has mayonnaise based salads.

texasgal #3 March 19, 2011

This was pretty good and reminded my bf of one of his favorites from a German Pub in our neighborhood. For me, it was a bit too saucy, next time I'll add more potatoes to even it out.

Lt. Amy January 11, 2010