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


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Woolyhobbies 250662
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"I grew up in PA Dutch area of Eastern PA and have seen, made and tasted many versions of German Potato Salad. My mother Put very little sugar in her German Potato Salad. Of course, that's makes it more vinegary but that's what my husband and I like. Never saw carrots in ANY G. potato S, either.

Of course, my version might have been corrupted (LOL) since we weren't German (although I married one) or, perhaps, because we didn't live in the heart of PA Dutch country but closer to Philly.
My Amish cookbook also follows pretty much what I've written above ...less sugar and no carrots."

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cherylgcox 248023
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."

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MurphyNJ 246809
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."

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I_Fortuna 240263
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

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

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LorraineT200 229440
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"Perfect!"

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KittieCatt 229419
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."

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shonrock 228601
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

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

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BobbysChicagoBAbe@hotmail.com 227055
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."

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Orea15 220529
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."

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CountryGirl72 7874
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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