Authentic German Potato Salad
photo by Maryland Jim
- Ready In:
- Place the potatoes in a pot, with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, set aside to cool.
- Place the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned and crisp. Remove and set aside.
- Add onion to the bacon grease, and cook over medium heat until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then add potatoes and parsley. Crumble half the bacon into the mix. Heat through, transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon over the top and serve warm.
Let me start by saying, I don't cook. My wife laughed at me when I told her I was going to make german potato salad for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I tripled this recipe to make a nice size pan, and the results were amazing. All I have to say is that a room full of old Germans ripped through the pan, talked about how great it was, wanted to know who made it and asked if I would make it at every get together. THANK YOU for this recipe!
I made this for an Oktoberfest party. Actually, I made it twice - once with and once without bacon (for myself and other vegetarians). It was awesome, even without the bacon, and our guests raved about the meat version. I made it the evening before the party, and I'm glad I did. The overnight time in the fridge really helped the flavors to blend well. One tip: if you are also planning to make this as a vegetarian dish, add an extra half and onion or so, and really caramelize the onions (low heat for a good 45 minutes). It ups the flavor and tastes amazing. <br/><br/>Thanks for a great recipe!
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