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Authentic German Potato Salad

One of the great things about living in a town with a German heritage is amazing German foods. In celebration of Wurstfest this week, here is one of our absolute favorite recipes. Everyone, German or not, absolutely loves this authentic German potato salad. The recipe  is easy to double (0r even 10x) the recipe as well. I often bring it to potlucks, and we also have it at home on special occasions. There are rarely leftovers, but anything that survives the first setting doesn’t last long!

Authentic German Potato Salad

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By: Angela Louise Miller


  • 3 cups Diced peeled potatoes
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar
  • 2 TBSP White sugar
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 TBSP Fresh parsley, chopped



  1. Place the potatoes into a pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and set aside to cool.

  2. Place the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until browned and crisp, turning as needed. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. Add onion to the bacon grease, and cook over medium heat until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes and parsley. Crumble in half of the bacon. Heat through, then transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon over the top, and serve warm.

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