Karry Hosford
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

German potato salad is a classic among barbecues and picnics. This recipe gets its unique flavor from bacon and a piquant vinaigrette.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; cut halves crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place potatoes in a large bowl; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons vinegar.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion and kielbasa to pan; cook 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add 1/4cup vinegar, broth, and bacon. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in caraway seeds, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Pour vinegar mixture over potato slices; toss gently. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Emz101's Review

September 16, 2011
This was a good recipe. I didnt use small potatos just basic red cut and boiled. The sprinkle of vinegar after they are done boing def adds alot of flavor, I just used white vinegar. I used the koulbasa as the protein in the meal so I didnt add it to the potatos, as well I didnt have caraway seeds so I didnt put in those either. I agree with the other reviewer that it could def use some sugar to cut the vinegar flavor, and bacon fat in the dressing, that would be much more traditonal and flavorful but also very fattening. I would make this again.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

July 31, 2011
Delicious! Absolutely full of flavor, contrary to other reviews, especially from the caraway, zesty vinegar, and spicy kielbasa. I wouldn't change a thing.

Dougboy's Review

March 10, 2010
This dish was dull and flavorless. Maybe some additional seasoning would liven it up.

Shgoodwin's Review

November 29, 2008
Very good. However, I am German and I have watched the Master (my Grandmother) prep this potato salad: in order to be close to authentic it needs some sugar mixed into the dressing, bacon instead of the kilbasa, and some hard-boiled eggs (quartered) on top of the salad for garnish :) Cook the bacon first, discard all but a bit of the bacon grease, carmelize the onions in the same pan, add the broth, vinegar and vinegar. Mix with the cooked potatos. Salt and pepper to taste. Guten Appetit.