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Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad
7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)
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Yield: 15 servings

For those who prefer their hot German potato salad, this is a wonderful choice on a buffet table.

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  • 20 medium-size potatoes
  • 3/4 pound bacon (21 slices)
  • 3/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced scallions


In a heavy pot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes. Drain the potatoes. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into H-inch cubes. Return the potatoes to the pot.

Fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan, reserving the bacon grease. Drain the bacon, then crumble. To the bacon grease in the pan, add the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Heat over medium heat until bubbling. Remove from the heat.

Pour the dressing over the potatoes. Reserve some scallions and bacon for a garnish and add the remainder to the potatoes. Toss lightly to mix. Cover and let stand for 45 minutes to absorb the seasoning.

Just before serving, set the pot over moderate heat and heat for about 10 minutes. Turn out into a serving bowl. Top with the reserved bacon and scallions and serve.

Updated Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

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4 Responses to Hot German Potato Salad

  1. Anonymous October 10, 2002 at 7:27 am #

    This is the exact taste of Hot German Potato Salad that I enjoyed while living in Germany many years ago.
    I have tried many receipes, but this one is it. Thanks.

  2. Julie Soisson December 31, 2003 at 9:53 am #

    I served this recipe recently at a bridal shower. It was the star of the meal! Everyone wanted the recipe. I will be making this again and again. It is a real crowd pleaser!
    -Julie, Pennsylvania

  3. Anonymous April 23, 2004 at 1:30 pm #

    I took it to work for food day. It was a big hit.

  4. Anonymous March 16, 2006 at 11:57 am #

    I have been looking for this recipe for years. I used to make this one years ago. It came with a book that was in my pressure cooker. When I cooked it in there, it took only a few minutes, but I lost the recipe.

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