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Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe
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Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe

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This recipe came from Speck’s Restaurant, which was a famous eating establishment in St. Louis from the 1920s through the ‘50s. I ate lunch there almost every day and always ordered the potato salad. When the owner learned I was getting married, he gave me the recipe as a wedding gift! —Violette Klevorn, Washington, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 349 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 4 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt, celery seed and pepper until blended. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. slices. Add potatoes and bacon to the skillet; cook and stir gently over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as German Potato Salad in Country December/January 2006, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 349 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2014

I love German potato salad! This recipe was a little sweet for my taste and I added a TBSP. more vinegar and a tsp. of celery seed to offset the sweetness. When I make again will definitely cut down on the sugar. Loved the bacon in it!

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

Absolutely delicious (after a few changes)!! I used 8 pounds of red potatoes, 1 1/2 pounds of bacon, 3/4 C flour, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar & 2 C water. I thinly sliced 6 green onions for garnish. I also omitted the celery seed.

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

I haven't made this yet, but I had to rate in order to answer the sugar question. I believe it should say 1/4 cup of sugar. I believe there is a typo in this recipe

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

1 1/4 cups of sugar I,m not making a cake this must be a mistake .?

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

Way to sweet for me. I would make it again but cut sugar by 1/3. I also added additional bacon you may want to use a cheaper brand of bacon to get more grease. I did not even get two tablespoons of grease from my bacon. I also have a trick for crisp bacon but not burnt. Cook bacon on stove till just before crisp then put it in the microwave, makes crispy strips every time or cut it into bite size pieces before frying.

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