German Potato Salad

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German Potato Salad

We were in Germany for Oktoberfest and of course I had to buy a xxx.  Since I had the dress we decided to have a Halloween party and the theme was German food. I made all of my favorites we enjoyed in Munich.  


  • 2-3 pounds gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or oil.
  • 1/2 pound bacon slices
  • 3/4 cup diced onion, white or yellow
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Fresh chives for garnish


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot then fill with enough water to cover them.  Bring to a boil then set timer for 10 minutes.  Test for doneness by pressing a fork into one of the potatoes.  If it is easy to remove then set aside.  If they are still hard then cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Drain and let cool.

  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat then add in butter or oil.  Cook bacon until crispy them remove and lay on a plate lined with a paper towel.  Crumble and set aside.

  3. Using the bacon fat add in onion and season with salt and pepper.  Whisk in vinegar and sugar then bring to a boil.  Add in a few tablespoons of water and stir into mixture.  Set aside.

  4. Thinly slice the potatoes into a large bowl then add in onion mixture and crumbled bacon.  Use a large spoon to toss ingredients together.  Serve warm!

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