This German Potato Salad Uses Pickle Juice, And Is THE Best Recipe I Have Found So Far.

Authentic German Potato Salad
Authentic German Potato Salad

What makes this German potato salad so different is that it’s sweet instead of tangy. It is very tasty and a change from traditional mayo based potato salad.


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients for German Potato Salad

  • 12 medium red potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

Directions for German Potato Salad

  1. In a saucepan, cook potatoes until just tender; drain. Peel and slice into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Sauté onions in drippings until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, pickle juice, parsley, salt and celery seed. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over potatoes. Add bacon; gently stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
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