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German Potato Salad – Kudos Kitchen Style

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German Potato Salad Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Where does the time go? It feels like we just started October a day or two ago, and already it’s almost over. But before it’s gone, and we officially move into November, please allow me to share with you another Oktoberfest recipe for my German Potato Salad – Kudos Kitchen Style

This potato salad can be served at room temperature, cold, or I think it’s best slightly warmed through to bring out all the flavors. Also, for optimal flavor, and if you can, I suggest making it in advance (up to 8 hours) so all the flavors have a chance to marry and come together as one.

Serve this potato salad alongside this amazing recipe for Bratwurst and Apple Kale Kraut Sandwiches by my dear departed friend Elle of Elle’s Kitchen:

Or how about my very favorite Pork Schnitzel:

Or, what about a plain old hot dog on a bun with maybe a touch of sauerkraut? Whatever way you choose to pair up this potato salad doesn’t really matter…just that you do!

German Potato Salad Recipe - Kudos Kitchen Style

Cut and boil 4 pounds of red potatoes until fork tender. Drain and keep warm add the red onions and cooked bacon. Shake the ingredients for the dressing together in a jar with a lid and pour the dressing over the warm potatoes.

German Potato Salad Recipe with bacon, stone ground mustard, onion and dill weed.

Servings: 10-12     Prep and Cook Time:  20 minutes

4 pounds red potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled. Set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

-In a large stock pot, boil the potatoes until fork tender in enough water (with 2 teaspoons salt) to cover. Drain and cover to keep warm.
-Gently stir in the red onion and the cooked bacon.
-In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, dill weed, brown sugar, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and the bacon grease. Shake to thoroughly combine and pour the dressing over the warm potatoes. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
-Garnish with fresh parsley.
-Serve cold, at room temperature or warm.

German Potato Salad with bacon, stone ground mustard, dill weed and onion.

Now, what goes better with good German food than a nice icy cold beer? Not much I’d have to say!
I painted these items to depict two full glasses of beer. They’re actually empty. I would, however, encourage you to fill them with the real thing 🙂

Green Man custom painted beer glasses
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art and fun collide on a regular basis.

Until we eat again,



Sunday 9th of November 2014

My grandma made the best German Potato Salad and the recipe is lost with her. I can't wait to try your GPS and stir up some old memories

Angie Barrett

Thursday 30th of October 2014

I know! I can't believe that October is almost over!! Ps Thomas will love this!

Angela | Mind Over Batter

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

I never met a potato salad I didn't like. I love the flavor combination here and I know this would go PERFECT with your pork schnitzel!


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

Love German style potato salad! Of course, I like the traditional with mayo too, but it's great to have a change now and then. This will be perfect with the brats we're grilling this weekend :-)


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

If I'm having potato salad, it needs to be german potato salad. This is by far the best way to make it. Looks great!