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Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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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35 m servings 127
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 127 calories; 8.8 9.5 2.9 5 168 Full nutrition

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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...

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 di...

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 ...

it was good but lacking one key ingredient, boiled eggs.We, my family are german,so are my neighbors and all our old recipes call four four to six hard boiled eggs, cut up.

This was quite good, but just a little bland for my family. Next time I'm going to add a bit more vinegar and substitute a wine vinegar for the white.

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, jus...

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.

It was delicious, nice tangy flavor. Next time I will cut back on the oil and vinegar. Too much liquid.

I added more vinegar and a tarragon shiitake mushroom salt blend to give it a little extra flavor..otherwise it was delicious!