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German Potato Salad Recipe

A little switch for me with German Potato Salad! 
One of my favorite side dishes!

This has been my go to recipe since I was 11 years old and learned how to cook. I found it in a newspaper clipping back
1968. I can't believe how many years have gone by and this recipe never fails me. The perfect compliment of flavors with any meal.

German Potato Salad Recipe

1 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
6 strips crispy bacon crumbled reserve the grease
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
6 cups sliced potatoes cooked in salt water and drained set aside
2 hard boiled eggs chopped
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons freshly chopped Italian parsley

Optional: 2 tablespoon finely minced onion or chive mix that in the egg step)

Cook the bacon until crispy (reserving the grease in the pan) set aside the bacon in dish crumbled.
Boil eggs, peel, chop them set aside. Boil sliced potatoes drain and set aside.

In the reserved pan with bacon grease. Add the butter. Stir in the flour, sugar, pepper, salt, dill, celery seed, garlic, vinegar stirring till blended together, pour in the water. Cook and stir until it thickens. Around 1 minute. Add the chopped eggs, parsley and stir. Pour over the sliced cooked potatoes, top with crumbled bacon. Serve hot. 


  1. Looks amazing! It would be the perfect addition to a game day spread!


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