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My Tangy German Potato Salad

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 10 m servings 229
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 229 calories; 6.2 39.3 5.3 8 293 Full nutrition

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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 tas...

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 m...

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...

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 o...

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 so...

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, an...

Pretty good but I still prefer a warm German potato salad.

Really enjoyed it. was in a rush for a last minute item for a party we threw together. had all the stuff except sour cream so i used some chip dip everyone loved it though

I took the suggestion and made double the dressing and it turned out great!