Traditional German Potato Salad

Traditional German Potato Salad


  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (4 medium) cut into halves
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar


  1. In a large pot, heat 1" salted water to boiling. Add potatoes, heat to boiling, reduce heat and cover. Cook until tender, 10 to 25 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  3. Cook and stir onion in bacon fat until tender.
  4. Stir in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly.
  5. Stir in water and vinegar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  6. Slice warm potatoes into hot mixture, crumble bacon in.
  7. Cook, stirring gently to coat potato slices, till hot and bubbly.

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