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German Potato Salad

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German Potato Salad
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

The classic vinegar and oil dressing in this potato salad adds a pleasant tang. MORE+ LESS-

December 14, 2017

Ingredients

2
lb small red potatoes, quartered
8
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4
cup cider vinegar
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
tablespoons sugar
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2
cup sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, place potatoes. Add water to cover potatoes. Salt water generously. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook potatoes about 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 3
    Add vinegar, oil, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper to bacon drippings. Cook over low heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix potatoes, bacon, green onions and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Pour oil mixture over potatoes; toss to coat. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use new potatoes instead of baking potatoes. New potatoes contain more starch than baking potatoes and hold their shape better when cooked and tossed with other ingredients.
  • Serve this potato salad at any picnic with grilled bratwurst.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • What makes it a “German” potato salad, anyway? Well, potato salad actually originated in Germany and was later adopted and adapted in the United States as a must-have side dish for summertime. In fact, just about every picnic, potluck and grill-out has some form of potato salad served as an accompaniment to the main dish. In the U.S., we think of classic potato salad as the mayo-based version that’s cold and creamy, but originally it was a vinegar-based salad served warm, which is what is known as German Potato Salad. You could serve either versions of potato salad and win rave reviews at your potluck, or you could serve another one of our party-ready salads.

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