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German Potato Salad for a Crowd Recipe

German Potato Salad for a Crowd Recipe

A dear German friend gave me this recipe. I take this satisfying potato salad to gatherings all year-round. The seasonings give a traditional potato salad enticing flavor.—Donna Cline, Pensacola, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 12 medium potatoes
  • 12 bacon strips
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Peel and slice into a large bowl; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • 3. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in the next six ingredients. Gradually stir in water and vinegar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more or until thickened. Pour over potatoes; toss to coat. Crumble bacon and gently stir into potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 244 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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rabitgrl User ID: 6891901 9395
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"This has become one of my husband's favorite dishes. When asking for suggestions as to what I should make, this is his first response. We love it!"

troutlily User ID: 4652593 200577
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"hit the spot."

Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 18582
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"Nice standard German Potato Salad recipe. However, I left out the mustard powder and forgot to add in the parsley. Still delicious!"

joanmarch User ID: 6054572 18507
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"This was wonderful! Served at a small gathering and it was almost all gone. Delicious!"

phngirl56 User ID: 1134329 14809
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I made this for a ladies luncheon and it was definately a hit! Everyone took seconds and thirds! I left the skins on the potatoes. So many recipes are overpowering on the vinegar but this one was just right!"

JenSwish User ID: 5115151 200576
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"When I was in high school, I took this recipe to my German class. We had a foreign exchange student from Germany join us for the day. He said it tasted just like his mom's potato salad."

becky6926 User ID: 4024735 9860
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"CAn this be made with Smart Balance Mayo without affecting the taste?"

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