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Cold German-Style Potato Salad

Cold German-Style Potato Salad Cold German-Style Potato Salad

While this cold salad has some elements of a traditional warm German potato salad, it is totally Americanized to suit my family's tastes. Great with grilled burgers, dogs, meats and poultry.













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


5 pounds red skinned potatoes
or Yukon Gold, 1" dice
12 ounces bacon
maple or hickory smoked
½ cup yellow onion
finely diced
1 large celery stalks
cup red wine vinegar
¾ cup mayonnaise
light or regular
2 tablespoons sour cream, light
or regular
1 tablespoon honey mustard
or country Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
1 teaspoon sugar
white granulated (optional)
2 each scallions, spring or green onions
or chives, thinly sliced (or snipped), for garnish
½ teaspoon paprika
6 whole lettuce leaves
any, to line serving bowl


Place diced potatoes in a large pot of cold water and bring to boil; add salt and cook until potatoes are tender but not mushy; drain completely. Toss with the wine vinegar in a large mixing bowl while they are still warm. Set aside and cool completely.

Meanwhile, fry or roast all of the bacon until crisp but not burned. Drain on paper towels; crumble and add to the potatoes in bowl along with the onion and celery.

In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, Lawry's seasoning, black pepper and sugar (if using). Pour over potato mixture in bowl and gently mix to coat well.

Line a large serving bowl or platter with the lettuce leaves. Fill with potato salad. Sprinkle top with scallions or chives and dust with the paprika.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to meld.

Cover and refrigerate unused portion promptly.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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The recipe looks and sounds delicious! We actually went to a German lady (we call her German mom)'s place yesterday for a pot-luck. One of her German friend actually brought a simple German Potato Salad, it tasted great. But your recipe sounds even more delicious and sophisticated. Next time when we go to her place, will be making this German Potato Salad to impress them :-)

almost 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 212g (7.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31543% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 669mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8% Iron 57%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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