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Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious, tangy German potato salad is a great side dish for bratwurst."
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3 h 55 m servings 282
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; season water with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Put potatoes in a slow cooker.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Crumble bacon and add to potatoes.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and reheat bacon drippings. Cook and stir sweet onions in the drippings until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Pour onion mixture over the potatoes and bacon.
  4. Stir vinegar, water, sugar, and salt together in a bowl; pour over the potato mixture. Stir potatoes gently to mix.
  5. Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 hours.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 282 calories; 6.5 47.1 9.7 16 587 Full nutrition

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I did not cook it in the crock pot, and it tasted great. I cooked the potatoes and added to the diced onion, bacon and garlic, which I sauted. Then I added the wet ingredients and slowly boile...

I made this for a beer tasting party with a German theme. I did not use a slow cooker but put it in the oven at 350 for about an hour. When I first tried it about 1/2 way through cooking in th...

I didn't really care for this, either hot or cold. Thanks for posting but I won't be making it again.

Delicious potato salad. It is even better the next day cold.