Grammy's German Potato Salad


This is a different potato salad for those who don't want a mayonnaise-based recipe. My family has enjoyed this for many years, and it is easy to adapt by adding more spices that suit your family.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
5 servings


  • 8 white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar, divided

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

  2. Put potatoes into a large bowl; add onion and stir.

  3. Mix sugar, mustard, and salt together in a bowl. Stir just enough vinegar into the sugar mixture to form a paste; season with black pepper.

  4. Whisk remaining vinegar and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl until smooth; stream into bowl with the paste, whisking continually to incorporate. Pour the dressing over the potato and onion mixture.

  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let salad cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
11g Fat
64g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 69mg 347%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1490mg 32%

* 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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