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Warm German Potato Salad

The warm potatoes, crisp bacon, and punch of mustard and vinegar make this Warm German Potato Salad an all around tongue tickler.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American Classic, German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Diana Reis


  • 1.5 lbs Creamer Potatoes small red or new potatoes
  • 3 Strips Thick Cut Bacon ¼ Cup Cooked (Reserve bacon grease)
  • ¼ Cup Diced Red Onion
  • ¼ Cup Diced Green Onion
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 4 tablespoon Coarse Mustard
  • 2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Tsp Pepper


  • Start this dish by rinsing the potatoes and remove any unwanted blemishes. Put them in a pot, and add cool water to cover 1 inch above the potatoes. Put a pinch of salt in the water. Put on the stove and bring to a boil. Let the potatoes cook on a low boil until they are fork tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium heat. Cut up 3 strips of bacon into ¼" pieces. Put in the skillet and fry. Stir occasionally to help the bacon brown evenly. When the bacon is nearly crisp. Remove from the pan and place in a bowl. Reserve the bacon drippings in the same bowl. Do not pat dry or remove throw away the grease.
  • Wash the parsley and green onions. Chop the parsley into fine bits. Cut the green onions into thin rings. Give the red onion a fine dice. When you are finished, you should have ¼ cup of each item.
  • Cut warm potatoes in half (quarters if they are bigger potatoes) and put them in a large bowl. Potatoes should still be hot. Use tongs to handle the hot potatoes.
  • Add warm bacon bits and reserved grease to the potatoes. Add diced onion, green onion, and parsley as well. Add coarse mustard, vinegar, and dry spices. Gently toss the salad until it is evenly mixed. Serve warm.
  • This German Potato Salad tastes great cold as well. If you would like to make this dish ahead, simply cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours or overnight.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg