Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat (Schwabian Potato Salad)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My German mom used to make 2 kinds of "German" potato salad - one with bacon, vinegar and sugar, served warm and another that had a vinegar base, no sugar and served room temperature. I have her first recipe, but not her other. I've been searching for it for years. I found this on a German website and it's close to what I'm looking for!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes until a fork can easily pierce. Cool slightly, peel while still hot. (Ouch!) Slice thinly into a bowl.
  2. Dice onion and add to potatoes along with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the hot bullion over potatoes and carefully mix so that the stock can soak into the potatoes for a few minutes.
  4. Blend vinegar, oil and mustard and stir into potatoes.
  5. Taste if additional salt and pepper is needed.
  6. Serve room temperature. Goes well with hot sausages.
  7. Note: original recipe is served on a bed of cucumber salad or endive salad.