German Potato Salad Recipe

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My mom was raised in a very dedicated German family this was one of my favorite German dishes she made while growing up. It can make a nice variation to your BBQ menu & be a nice surprise for your guests or family. It also goes nicely with any meal as a substitute for regular potato salad. If you have never had German Potato Salad you are in for a true delight! Enjoy!

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Servings: 8


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  1. Peel & slice potatoes.
  2. Peel & slice cucumbers lightly salt & let stand.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl add onion,eggs & cucumbers.
  4. Add bacon & a small amount of bacon drippings over mixture.
  5. Salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Make a mixture of sour cream & mayo pour over salad & mix well.
  7. let stand in fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight prior to serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 272g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 378  
Calories from Fat 219 58%
Total Fat 24.51g 31%
Saturated Fat 7.59g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Potassium 875mg 25%
Total Carbs 33.11g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 14%
Sugars 3.12g 2%
Protein 7.52g 12%
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  • Daniel Saraga
    June 21, 2011
    Wow, the bacon must really make a difference in flavour!
    • Global Cookbook
      March 1, 2011
      This looks great maribeth! Thanks for sharing. I've saved it to the Try Soon folder in my recipe box and will let you know how it is!
      • Claudia lamascolo
        February 17, 2011
        I absolutely love German food. My first motherinlaw cooked it. Love Saurebraten? This is one of my favorite potato salads, I love that the cucumber in this never had it that way she put bacon and boiled eggs cant wait to try it! thank you!!!!

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