German Potato Salad

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad


6 medium red-skinned potatoes, peeled and sliced, 1/4 inch thick

2 chicken bouillon cubes, crushed into fine powder

1 medium onion, diced

4 slices thick bacon, cooked and diced

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

2 tablespoons back fat, reserved from cooked bacon

1 cup water

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 cup lemon juice


1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped


Placed peeled and sliced potatoes into pot, add bouillon cubes and bring water to a simmer. Continue to cook potatoes until they are tender, but still retain there shape. You can test for tenderness using a fork.

Once done drain liquid from pot and recover pot with lid to retain heat.

While the potatoes are cooking, in a medium saucepan cook bacon on medium-high heat until crisp.

Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Discard from saucepan all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. To saucepan, add sugar, flour, salt and pepper to bacon grease, cook and stir until ingredients are well combined.

In a separate container whisk together wet ingredients consisting of water, vinegar, egg, lemon juice and onion.

Next add this mixture to your saucepan and using a whisk cook and stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce to simmer and let cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

Pour mixture over warm cooked potatoes and toss gently. Transfer German potato salad to serving bowl.

Lightly sprinkle top of potato salad with paprika and garnish with chives.

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