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German Potato Salad

 German Potato Salad
I'd always loved my German grandmother's potato salad. So when I married a potato farmer—and had spuds in abundance—I played with several recipes that sounded similar and came up with this salad that reminds me of hers. — Sue Hartman, Parma, Idaho
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 5 bacon strips
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 cups sliced cooked peeled potatoes


  • In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; remove and set aside.
  • Drain all but 2-3 tablespoons of drippings; cook onion until tender.
  • Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Add water and
  • vinegar; cook and stir for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in sugar until dissolved. Crumble bacon; gently stir in bacon
  • and potatoes. Heat through, stirring lightly to coat potatoes. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 119 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.