Traditional German cuisine

German-style Potato Salad: The old country on your table!

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until they are fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until it is crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In the same skillet, sauté the onion over medium heat until it is soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, water, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  5. Add the vinegar mixture to the skillet with the onions and bring it to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  6. Add the cooked potatoes and chopped bacon to the skillet and stir until they are coated with the dressing. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat everything through.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped parsley.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

A Little background:

When I first tasted this German-style potato salad recipe, I knew I had to learn how to make it. The recipe was given to me by a neighbor who had lived in Germany for several years, and I was immediately drawn to the unique blend of flavors and textures. The tangy dressing, combined with the soft potatoes and crispy bacon, was a revelation. I knew this would become one of my favorite recipes.

One of the things I love about German cuisine is the focus on hearty, comforting dishes that are perfect for sharing with friends and family. This potato salad recipe is no exception. It takes a bit of time to prepare, but the end result is well worth the effort. Plus, there’s something so satisfying about cooking a dish that requires a bit of patience and attention to detail.

When I serve this potato salad, I like to pair it with a cold German pilsner. There’s something about the crisp, refreshing taste of a good pilsner that complements the flavors of the salad perfectly. Two of my favorite German pilsners are Bitburger and Warsteiner. These beers have just the right balance of bitterness and sweetness to cut through the richness of the salad.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a dish that is both hearty and flavorful, this German-style potato salad recipe is definitely worth a try. With its unique blend of ingredients and flavors, it’s sure to impress even the most discerning palate. And don’t forget to pair it with a cold German pilsner for the ultimate dining experience!

Some further reading for those in love with German cuisine:

  1. “The Secrets of German Cooking” by The Spruce Eats –
  2. “How to Cook Like a German” by Taste of Home –
  3. “German Cooking 101: Traditional German Foods” by German Foods –
  4. “10 Tips for Cooking Authentic German Food” by Wide Open Eats –
  5. “How to Cook German Food at Home” by Culture Trip –
  6. “The Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in the US” by Travel + Leisure –

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