5 from 2 votes
Classic German Potato Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This German potato salad is tossed in a vinegar, onion and bacon dressing, with a whole grain mustard added in for a delicious, crunchy kick! 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8
Calories: 130 kcal
  • 6 cups diced red potatoes peel on
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place the diced potatoes into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes completely.
  2. Bring the water to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. You don't want them to start falling apart when pierced, however.
  3. Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside.
  4. Place the bacon and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until the onions are soft and translucent and the bacon is cooked.
  5. Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard and pepper. Taste test and adjust accordingly. ( make it sweeter or more mustard, etc.)
  6. Add the liquid to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add in the potatoes and parsley.
  7. Heat completely through.
  8. Spoon into a serving dish or bowl and serve.
Recipe Notes

Adjust the amount of sugar in this to your preference. Mike liked it tarter, I liked it slightly sweeter. It's up to your personal preference.  

Also adjust the whole grain mustard to your own liking. I LOVE the stuff and will use more next time.

Nutrition Facts
Classic German Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 453mg19%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.