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German Potato Salad

1 hr 42 mins
Course: salads
Cuisine: German
Keyword: potato salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 496kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 4 strips bacon Substitute 1 tbsp. soaked and drained salted capers for vegan recipe.
  • 8 red skin potatoes, small
  • c. white vinegar
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • c. salad oil, like Wesson vegetable oil or untoasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt omit or adjust amount if using salted capers
  • ½ tsp. dried dill


  • Cook the bacon and drain on paper towels. (Or soak capers for 15 minutes in cold water and drain, as a substitute for bacon.)
  • Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until they are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and cool.

Make the dressing:

  • Crumble the bacon (or drained capers) into a saucepan.
  • Over low heat, add vinegar and sugar to the pot. Cook, whisking, until sugar dissolves.
  • Turn off heat and whisk in salad oil, dijon mustard, and dill. Add salt as needed.

Dress the salad

  • Slice the potatoes into a bowl. Cover and toss with dressing.
  • Allow potato salad to rest at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve at room temperature.