German Bacon Potato Salad

German Bacon Potato Salad

shared by Jennifer in German

German Bacon Potato Salad

shared by Jennifer


  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Serves: 4 people


  • 8 small red potatoes, peels left on
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into lardons, crumbled and divided
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup rich chicken or beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped, divided


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot, with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside to cool. When cool enough to hold, sliced in 1/8-1/4 inch rounds with a serrated knife.
  2. Fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan, drain on paper towels and crumble.
  3. Add onion to the bacon fat left in the pan and cook until very soft.
  4. Stir in vinegar, broth, sugar, salt, pepper and celery seeds. Bring to a full simmer to dissolve the sugar and thicken slightly. Add the potato slices and gently toss to coat with dressing.
  5. Add the parsley and 3/4 of the crumbled bacon and 3/4 chives. Mix carefully to prevent too much mashing of the potatoes. Taste for seasoning adjustment.
  6. Heat through and transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon and chives over the top and serve warm.

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