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My favorite traditional German potato salad dressed with a dijon vinegar dressing and served warm. The perfect cold weather side dish!

German Potato Salad

5 from 19 votes
My favorite traditional German potato salad dressed with a dijon vinegar dressing and served warm. The perfect cold weather side dish!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 small red potatoes, scrubbed and washed
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Slice bacon into roughly 1″ pieces, dice onion, mince garlic. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir to combine vinegar, water and sugar. Set aside.
  • Fill a large pot with potatoes and fill with enough cold water to cover them. Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat to medium high and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and return to stove top (without heat) and let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a separate large pot over medium heat, heat bacon until browned and crispy. Turn off heat and remove bacon from pot with slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl, leaving bacon grease in pan.
  • While grease cools a bit, cut potatoes into smaller chunks, roughly 1″ in size. Set aside.
  • Carefully add onions to pan and heat, stirring frequently, for a few minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and stir frequently for an additional minute.
  • Carefully add vinegar mixture, mustard, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Let simmer for a couple minutes then remove from heat.
  • Add diced potatoes and bacon into pan, and gently stir to combine. Add parsley and stir a couple times to combine.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Notes

Can be served cold or warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 1388mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
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