Saturday, July 7, 2012


This week I was suddenly hungry for something I often make - Hot German Potato Salad.  My son recently commented how he remembered eating this growing up.  This recipe was given to me by Winona Vollmer back in the 1980's when I lived in Burlington, Iowa. 

As a young woman, after a potluck at church - I always asked for recipes if there was something really good and this is one of those recipes!

Here is what you need: 3 lbs potatoes peeled (about 9 medium sized), 6 slices bacon, 3/4 cup chopped onion, 2 Tbs flour, 2 Tbs sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp celery seed (I like more), dash pepper 3/4 cup water and 1/3 cup vinegar(you might like more)

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.  Drain and set aside.  In a big skillet, fry bacon crisp- remove to paper towel to drain.  In drippings, cook and stir onion until golden.  Stir in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper.  Cook on low until bubbly.  Remove from heat and stir in water and vinegar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, boil and stir one minute.  Crumble the bacon and diced potatoes. Stir into hot mixture and heat through.  You can add diced hard boiled eggs also (2 or 3)


Martha said...

This is a great salad. The recipe is similar to my grandmother's and I'm afraid that since I make it for 100 Rotarians in October, I don't make it often for us. I should remedy that for it goes well with grilled brats!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow Bernideen! Another amazing recipe! I know Dearest would love this - He's going to love you!

Lady Linda said...

I adore hot potato salad. It beats all others to heck! Thanks for sharing.
Love, Linda

Angela McRae said...

When I was researching old department store tea room recipes last year, I learned that some places offered two varieties, usually a "French" one and then a "German" one, which seemed to be favored in the midwest. I'll be adding this recipe to my growing collection of potato salad recipes!