Slow-Cooked German Potato Salad Recipe
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Slow-Cooked German Potato Salad Recipe

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In Delano, Minnesota, Marlene Muckenhirn makes these zesty salad with potatoes, celery and onion. It's a terrific side dish when served warm with crumbled bacon and fresh parsley sprinkled on top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 165 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, celery and onion. In a small bowl, combine water, vinegar, sugar, tapioca, salt, celery seed and pepper. Pour over potatoes; stir gently to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender. Just before serving, sprinkle with bacon and parsley. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Hot German Potato Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p45

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Lori Ellen User ID: 4878732 238698
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"This is so good. Every time I make it I am asked for the recipe."

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