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Classic German Potato Salad Recipe

By Tammy Algood Published: July 1, 2015

  • Yield: 6 Servings



  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle. Add the onions and garlic to the bacon grease and sauté 4 minutes.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Add to the onion mixture and cook 2 minutes to thicken. Gently stir in the potatoes, dill, parsley and crumbled bacon, tossing to well coat. Serve warm.

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    Tammy Algood develops for The Tennessee Magazine recipes that feature farm-fresh Tennessee food. Those fresh, local ingredients will always add cleaner, more flavorful foods to your table. We recommend visiting local farms and farmers markets to find the freshest seasonal produce. For more information about our recipes, contact Algood at

    1 Comment

    1. Larisa Stout on

      I have been wanting to try this German Potato Salad recipe since I first saw it in 2015. I finally did today for our Easter dinner, and it was delicious! It was the perfect blend of bacon, onion, vinegar, and sweet. The fresh dill sealed the deal! Thank you for sharing.

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