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Creamy German Potato Salad Recipe

Creamy German Potato Salad Recipe

Have you ever bought marvelous-looking German potato salad, only to discover that it tastes like yesterday's rain? This is my mom's recipe, and it's been a staple in our family for years. The whipping cream makes it taste like no other. —Tracy Zettelmeier, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:13 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 18 medium)
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. cubes; place in a stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 5 tablespoons drippings. Set bacon aside.
  • 3. In the same pan, saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.
  • 4. Remove from the heat; gradually whisk in cream. Set aside. Drain potatoes. Transfer to a large bow; add reserved onion mixture and bacon. Stir gently to coat. Serve warm. Yield: 13 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 309 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.