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.

Written by admin

I enjoy sharing a growing archive of delicious free recipes from both sides of my family and from those who have shared their favorite recipes.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *