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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 40 mins
total:
3 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stir vinegar, water, sugar, and salt together in a bowl; pour over the potato mixture. Stir potatoes gently to mix.

  • Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 9.7g 20% DV; carbohydrates 47.1g 15% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 16.4mg 6% DV; sodium 586.7mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2014
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 boiled for about 15 mins. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2014
I didn't really care for this either hot or cold. Thanks for posting but I won't be making it again. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
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 boiled for about 15 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
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 the oven it seemed a little lackluster in terms of taste. I added a bunch of pepper kosher salt and some additional cooked onion. I was a little worried when I got to the party because it still tasted sort of drab. It sat in a warm oven for about 30 minutes before we ate and I got many compliments. I was surprised at how flavorful it was. Recommendation: add pepper and salt plus a lot more onion than called for...also having it cook longer and then sit must help with the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2014
I didn't really care for this either hot or cold. Thanks for posting but I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
Super easy to make! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2013
Delicious potato salad. It is even better the next day cold. Read More