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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

This is a recipe from one of my Mom's old cookbooks. It is great for summer picnics because it has no mayonnaise!

German Potato Salad
Serves 8-10


  • 6-8 medium red potatoes
  • 5-6 bacon slices
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Boil the potatoes whole, without peeling, until fork tender. Drain and allow to cool until you can handle them. Slice as thin as you can into a large bowl. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  2. In large skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel lined plate and reserve bacon grease in skillet. Crumble bacon on top of potatoes in bowl.
  3. Saute onions in bacon grease over medium heat until tender. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in water, vinegar, sugar, and flour. Salt and pepper to taste (I start with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper). Return to heat and bring just to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for one minute, while still stirring. Remove from heat and pour over potatoes. Carefully stir until well coated. Serve warm.