I really like this creamier version of the German potato salad and I like it warm or cold. Keeps well and is better the next day. This is an altered version of the traditional German potato salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until pierced easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool.

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

  • Stir white vinegar, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in the same skillet; bring to a boil and remove from heat to cool completely. Whisk sour cream and mayonnaise into cooled vinegar mixture until dressing is thick and creamy.

  • Mix potatoes, dressing, onion, parsley, and chives together in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Stir bacon into potato salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; sodium 293.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
This is a great recipe. I place the potatoes in just enough water to cover over them about 1/4". I add the vinegar to the water when boiling the potatoes. This gives the potatoes the vinegar taste as well as making them more tender. It also will not make them fall apart if over boiled. Try it you'll like it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2018
I personally did not like it. I will not make this again. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
This is a great recipe. I place the potatoes in just enough water to cover over them about 1/4". I add the vinegar to the water when boiling the potatoes. This gives the potatoes the vinegar taste as well as making them more tender. It also will not make them fall apart if over boiled. Try it you'll like it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
My family really enjoyed this potato salad. I did sauté the onions a bit in the bacon grease because we don't like raw onions. As it sits the potatoes do soak up the dressing so next time I make it I will double the dressing so it stays creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
I used this recipe instead of my tried and true recipe from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (which was very much like the German potato salad that my mom used to make. I was convinced by the strong reviews and thought the creamy dressing was a good compromise between cold potato salad and hot potato salad. I must say I was pleased that it got rave reviews at our July 4th family gathering at the shore. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2016
This was a pretty good german potato salad. We had to make a bunch of substitutes for ingredients due to our location but it was still enjoyed by all. We used homemade plain yogurt instead of sour cream leek greens instead of chives and lime juice instead of cider vinegar. We also added in green chiles and red pepper to give it a pretty vibrant splash of color. We had too much of the suce for the amount of potatoes though so it was a little soupy. Next time I'll decrease the amount we made. Day 2 and we just finished it up. It's a good leftover! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2017
I really liked this. Tangy taste but doesn't make you pucker. I did add vinegar to my water while cooking the potatoes. It is a very good tasting cross between the standard mayo dressing and your original german potato salad dressing. Definitely let your flavors blend a bit in the fridge for the best taste. everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2017
Great recipe. Has a tangy but not overpowering taste. Just the vinegar mix would also make a great salad dressing FYI. Made two substitutions; I used plain Greek yogurt in the place of the sour cream and green onions in the place of the red onions. I also cooked the green onions. (Not a fan of raw onion heartburn or the bad breath it can bring.) When adding in the vinegar/creamy dressing mix to the potatoes be sure to add it in increments. I ended up only using about 2/3 of mine as I wanted a thicker consistency to my potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2019
I never made it with sour cream before. Gramma Benz never did. Having some health issues made it difficult for me to tolerate vinegar. Adding the sour cream made all the difference. Thank you for giving me an old family favorite back. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
I was short on Sour Cream so substituted whole milk, also I added 1 tablespoon of Dill Salad Cubes (relish). Everyone had seconds. I halved the recipe for 4 adults and had plenty of leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2018
Made it twice - great recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/15/2018
I personally did not like it. I will not make this again. Read More