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Deluxe German Potato Salad Recipe
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Deluxe German Potato Salad Recipe

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I make this salad for all occasions—it goes well with any kind of meat. I often take this salad to potlucks, and there's never any leftover. The celery, carrots and dry mustard are a special touch not usually found in traditional German potato salad. —Betty Perkins, Hot Springs, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 pounds unpeeled small red potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 192 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Saute celery and onion in drippings until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, mustard, vinegar and water until smooth. Add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until thickened.
  3. In a large serving bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots and parsley; drizzle with sauce; stir gently to coat. Season with additional salt if desired; garnish with bacon. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe German Potato Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 192 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Deluxe German Potato Salad

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Reviewed May. 22, 2014

I know I made this once for my family reunion. It makes a lot and looks pretty in the bowl. Since this was made long ago I can't fairly say as to how I liked it. Seeing as how though I only made this one time kinda tells me It must not have been a raving success.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

My husband's mother use to make German Potatoe Salad & he thinks this receipe is very close. We liked it very much!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

I frowned at the 1 cup of sugar recipe but was really surprised by the taste, very flavorful. Next time I'm going to try to reduce the sugar in half & see how that tastes maybe even try a sugar supplement. But the taste was worth the one cup of sugar. Thank you.

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

lilygirl - I agree, too much sugar. I will substitute with 1/2 cup honey.

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

this is exactly like my grandmother's recipe, this is requested at all family get togethers and pot lucks! do add more bacon to the recipe.

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