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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Satisfy your summer cravings with GERMAN POTATO SALAD – a tangy, savory, and sweet dish made with perfectly boiled red potatoes, tossed in a tangy dressing, and sprinkled with crispy bacon slices!  
Course Side
Cuisine German
Keyword potato salad, salad
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 460kcal
Author Imma


  • Large pot 
  • Large skillet 
  • Small bowl


  • 2 lbs red potatoes
  • ½ lbs bacon  , cut into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 1 cup onion , diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 green onions , diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley , chopped
  • pepper flakes , optional


  • Season a large pot with salt and boil the potatoes for about 12 to 14 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the water from the pot and allow the potatoes to cool. Cut the potatoes into ½-inch thick slices. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon while stirring occasionally, about 7-8 minutes, or until crispy. Put it in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Remove excess bacon fat from the skillet, leaving 2-3 tablespoons. Saute onion and garlic until transluscent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, and salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into the sauteed onion and garlic and simmer for about 2 minutes while stirring.
  • Toss in the sliced potatoes and green onions and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the pan and sprinkle with crispy bacon and fresh parsley on top.
  • Best served when warm. Sprinkle it with pepper flakes, if desired.


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg