Traditional German Warm Potato Salad


Is there anything better than freshly made potato salad? With sausages or pork, it's a dream! This recipe is from Bavaria, Germany, and my family makes this potato salad every year for Christmas eve.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 4 ¼ pounds waxy potatoes

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup hot vegetable broth

  • 5 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch white sugar, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (Optional)


  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, 30 to 40 minutes. Drain. Cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Peel while still warm. Cut into thin slices and put in a large bowl. Add onion.

  2. Mix hot broth with vinegar, oil, salt, and sugar. Pour immediately over warm potatoes and onion; the potatoes need to still be warm so they can absorb the dressing better. Allow to stand for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve warm.

Cook's Note:

You can also add some pickle slices and a dash of pickle juice to the potato salad if you like

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
5g Fat
58g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 65mg 323%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1372mg 29%

* 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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