A much more traditional German potato salad which, of course, has no mayo. It has tangy, fresh flavors and can be served cold or at room temperature.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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 salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes; drain.

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  • Combine chicken broth, vinegar, and oil in a large pot; bring to a boil. Add onion to broth mixture; cook until onion is desired tenderness, 2 to 6 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add potatoes, bacon, and dill; gently stir, adding more chicken broth if needed to moisten salad. Season potato salad with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Any variety of potato can be used. Do not chop evenly; various sizes will create a more interesting texture.

Vegetable broth can be substituted for chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 10.7g 17% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 272.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2014
I've had many different type German potato salads but I have never had one with fresh dill in it...but I liked it. Hot/warm potatoes really soak up liquid quickly. I had to add a considerable amount of additional broth and vinegar so the potatoes were not dried out. I asked my husband to taste after I'd finally mixed all up and at that point he said to add more vinegar. When I next make this I also think I would use bolder apple cider vinegar maybe just a taste preference for us. And by means do add the "optional" bacon I think it's very important to the flavor of this dish. Served this evening with good old-fashioned grilled German bratwursts. Enjoyed and i would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2018
Awful. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 9
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2014
I've had many different type German potato salads but I have never had one with fresh dill in it...but I liked it. Hot/warm potatoes really soak up liquid quickly. I had to add a considerable amount of additional broth and vinegar so the potatoes were not dried out. I asked my husband to taste after I'd finally mixed all up and at that point he said to add more vinegar. When I next make this I also think I would use bolder apple cider vinegar maybe just a taste preference for us. And by means do add the "optional" bacon I think it's very important to the flavor of this dish. Served this evening with good old-fashioned grilled German bratwursts. Enjoyed and i would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2014
I made this yesterday for a get together today with friends who are diary/egg free. Based on the previous review I was concerned w/it being to dry so i increased the liquid ingredients. I didn't need to; it would have been fine as written; I even ended up draining a bit of the liquid this morning. I rinsed my potatoes with cold water to stop the cooking process so perhaps this prevented a little of the soakage. My fresh dill had gone bad so I ended up subbing dried and it worked fine (though I'm sure fresh would be even better). I think the optional bacon is a must. I nuked it crumbled it and added it at service so it remained crispy. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2017
As far as German Potato Salads go this one was a little on the bland side. I think if I make this again I will double the dressing and use bacon grease instead of oil. The flavor was good just not enough. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/14/2018
Awful. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2014
Very good! I substituted green onions since they are plentiful in my garden and used turkey bacon. Have served warm and cold - good either way. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I made this for a family gathering last year and was asked to bring it again this year! Definitely a crowd pleaser; even for those who don't care for potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2018
loved it I boil potatoes in salt black pepper corns onion fresh rosemary and thyme. ad all of it to the water and let it boil. potatoes came out so tasty. ps. didn't have white onion used red and little green. awesome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2016
It was delicious nice tangy flavor. Next time I will cut back on the oil and vinegar. Too much liquid. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2016
I added more vinegar and a tarragon shiitake mushroom salt blend to give it a little extra flavor..otherwise it was delicious! Read More