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Deluxe German Potato Salad Recipe

Deluxe German Potato Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Deluxe German Potato Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Not enough sauce for 5 pounds of potatoes. I kept warm in the oven and it came out very dry. Would not recommend."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"Good, but I thought there was too much vinegar. I served it room temperature, then we had cold leftovers. I might try the vegetable mix with a different dressing next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"The only way this differs from my German Potato Salad is the shredded carrots. Also, too much sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"Perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"I never made German Potato Salad, but I always wanted to try making it. It sounded too complicated to me when I was a young cook, but this recipe sounds easy, now that I'm a more experienced cook. I plan to make it for our next gathering, but I'll definitely cut down quite a bit on the sugar, since I've always heard that it's supposed to be a little on the 'tart' side, with (only) an 'undertone' of sweetness. Either way, I'm sure it will be delicious! Thanks for posting this lovely recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"Love the extras, but the sugar is way TOO MUCH. Half that will do."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2015 Edited Jun. 5, 2015

"Mixed reviews here. I thought it was too sweet, my husband thought it wasn't sweet enough, and my daughter said there was too much vinegar! Put some in a bowl for our tenant, and he called a few days later to tell he really enjoyed it and if I made it agan, (which I won't!), he'd love to have some. Different strokes for different folks, I guess."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"This recipe makes a lot! I cut it back by using 3 pounds of potatoes and halving the dressing recipe, but I had some bacon to use up, so I put in the whole 1/2 pound. The result was stellar! This will be my go-to recipe from now on. Regarding the amount of sugar, if you consider how many servings this makes, it's really not that bad per serving. Many folks ingest that much and more in soda or sweet tea on a daily basis. (Not that I am saying this is a good thing, but I like to try to keep things in perspective.) That said, if you have tried an alternative sweetener that works well here without an off flavor, do post and let us know."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!!!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Any way the sugar could be cut in this? Sounds wonderful and look forward to making it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Havent made this yet but sounds great. How does it taste cold?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I've made this since it first came out. There is no better German potato salad recipe in my family's opinion! It's great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"My boys go crazy over this. The best german potato salad ever. I have been making it for years."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"I have been making this potato salad since it was first published in the 90's. I still have the cut out recipe! I do slice and cut the potatoes in half double the bacon and of course double the sauce! A forever recipe...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"My sister-in-law made this and it was, WOW, super good and so pleasing to the eye!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I have made this potato salad several times. It's the best german potato salad ever. five stars all the way"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"BEST GERMAN POTATO SALAD I'VE TRIED. NO ONE ELSE EATS IT, SO I GET IT ALL.

NANCY"

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