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Mom's German Potato Salad

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“This German Potato Salad recipe has been in my family for generations! I don't think a year of my life has passed when I haven't had this at a family gathering. This is the version that my mom perfected, although you can add more or less sugar according to your tastes.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs potatoes (6 medium)
  • salt, pepper,and celery salt (to taste)
  • 12 cup onion, chopped very fine
  • 5 -6 slices bacon
  • 12 cup vinegar
  • 34 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • additional salt, pepper,and celery salt (to taste)


  1. Boil potatoes until just tender when poked with a fork, but not too soft.
  2. When potatoes are cool, peel and slice thin.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and celery salt to taste.
  4. Add chopped onion; set aside.
  5. Fry bacon slowly in skillet until crisp; crumble when cool.
  6. In separate bowl, combine vinegar, water, and sugar.
  7. Add liquid to bacon in skillet.
  8. Blend in flour and additional salt, pepper, and celery salt to taste.
  9. Add potatoes and warm through.

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