Hot German Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12-14 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
Meet the Cook: Being single (I'm in my 27th year as a teacher), I enjoy sharing favorite dishes at church and family potlucks. This one has won raves whenever I've served it. I've also found it makes a good lunch that's better the second time around! -Inez Senner, Glendive, Montana


  • 9 medium potatoes
  • 1-1/2 pounds smoked sausage or fully cooked bratwurst links
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar


  1. In a saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cut sausage into 1/2-in. slices; saute in a skillet until browned. Drain and place in a large bowl. Drain potatoes; peel and cut into 3/4-in. cubes. Add sausage; keep warm.
  3. Cook bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of drippings; saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, celery seed and pepper; blend well. Add sugar, water and vinegar; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour over potato mixture and stir gently to coat. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve warm.