Hot and Tangy German Potato Salad


Delicious, tangy German potato salad is a great side dish for bratwurst.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
10 servings


  • 5 pounds red potatoes, diced

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 2 sweet onions, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
7g Fat
47g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 587mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 908mg 19%

* 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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