This is an authentic German potato salad recipe. It uses very little mayonnaise, and no sugar. The flavor is amazing!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 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 the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and let them cool slightly. If you wish to peel them, do it while they are still hot. It will be much easier. Allow to cool completely, then slice thinly.

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  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Dissolve the chicken bouillon in boiling water, and pour in with the potatoes. Gently stir in the vinegar, egg, pepper, mayonnaise and parsley. Mix in the olive oil last. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. This salad is best at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 30.8g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 18.1mg; sodium 214.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
This is a really good recipe. Not to argue too much with PickyCook (and I do appreciate the feedback) but you REALLY have to watch the mayonnaise. 2 teaspoons is really the absolute most you should put in it. A dab is better. Also something else I've noticed - make SURE you use a good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Since that's the only flavoring you'll notice the quality. And lastly - it's good to make a day or two in advance. The flavors get more depth as the salad "ages". I made a batch the night before for a cookout and it was good but then I ate some left overs the day after the cookout and it was just a lot better. Anyway I think I may add bacon next time. I hope other people try this and offer feedback. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2006
following the directions exactly i found this recipe to be bland unattractive and had a very "mayonnaisey" taste to it even though you didn't use much mayonnaise. maybe add scallions? Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
This is a really good recipe. Not to argue too much with PickyCook (and I do appreciate the feedback) but you REALLY have to watch the mayonnaise. 2 teaspoons is really the absolute most you should put in it. A dab is better. Also something else I've noticed - make SURE you use a good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Since that's the only flavoring you'll notice the quality. And lastly - it's good to make a day or two in advance. The flavors get more depth as the salad "ages". I made a batch the night before for a cookout and it was good but then I ate some left overs the day after the cookout and it was just a lot better. Anyway I think I may add bacon next time. I hope other people try this and offer feedback. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
I am from Schwabenland in Germany and grew up on this potato salad. In this potato salad there is no mayonnaise or eggs in it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2006
following the directions exactly i found this recipe to be bland unattractive and had a very "mayonnaisey" taste to it even though you didn't use much mayonnaise. maybe add scallions? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2009
I did as Arkali suggested. I enjoyed it. Yes I did add bacon. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
06/04/2009
This was awful! I followed the recipe exactly. The balsamic vinegar makes it turn a brownish color and the end product does not look very appetizing. I was very disappointed. Now that I wasted my time making this today I now have buy some store made potato salad to take to my potluck event today! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2012
Growing up I had this at all family gatherings. A perfect thing they made a barques and other events. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2013
I really enjoyed this recipe. It is very different from the "normal" potato salad. The first time I made this we tried it warm (i'm so impatient!) My husband liked it best warm. But I thought it was better the next day at room temp. My favorite thing about this recipe is not worrying about keeping it chilled during a cookout or picnic! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
Very good. I omitted the mayo and add more egg and a few dill pickles. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2013
This is just like they make it in Swabish Gumund! Such a treat. I had lost my recipe and was pleasantly surprised to find this one. Be sure to use white balsamic vinegar so you don't discolor your beautiful potatoes. Leave out the mayonnaise. I prefer salt in my food so add it to taste. Read More
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