Hot German Potato Salad


This hot German potato salad with bacon and onions is a delicious variation of traditional potato salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 9 potatoes, peeled

  • 6 slices bacon

  • ¾ cup chopped onions

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup water

  • cup distilled white vinegar


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, cool, and slice thin.

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside, reserving drippings.

  3. Sauté onions in bacon drippings over medium heat until they are golden brown.

  4. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper together in a small bowl; stir into onions and cook until bubbling, then remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and simmer for one minute. Gently stir bacon and sliced potatoes into the onion mixture until potatoes are heated through.

    close up view of Hot German Potato Salad in a white bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 518mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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