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    The Best German Style Potato Salad

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    45 mins

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    Hugce's Note:

    This is great at room temperature or cold....tastes great either way. One of my moms best recipes.

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    • 3 lbs small potatoes, boiled, peeled and 1/4-inch sliced (I prefer red potatoes)
    • 1 medium onion, small dice
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 2 tablespoons hormel real bacon bits


    1. 1
      Put vinegar, water, salt and sugar into small saucepan.
    2. 2
      Heat well, but do not boil.
    3. 3
      Pour over combined potatoes, onion, bacon bits, add oil.
    4. 4
      Stir occasionally.
    5. 5
      Mixture thickens as it stands.
    6. 6
      Always best if made several hours before serving. I usually prepare it in the morning and leave it on the counter till ready to serve in the evening.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2010

      This is "German Potato Salad" in my book! My Dad who was born in Germany, made this often while I was growing up. He was a Chef but never left us with instrustions. I tried many recipes but this is it! I made this last night. I nearly cried, it brought back so many memerories and tasted sooooo good. I didn't change a thing. I used red potatoes and cider vinegar. It tates better warm or at room temp. Thank you for bringing back the good memories of the past.

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    • on August 23, 2011

      This is just as we make it also. Love it!!! Great recipe.

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    • on February 15, 2011


      My oh my, this was gooood! Make sure you don't overcook your potatoes for this one. We like ours sliced thin so the flavors get to the core of the potatoes. Really yummy to the tummy! We like it just as well at room temp as cold!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best German Style Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (297 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 383.9
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 638.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    Sugars 8.2 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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