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5 from 4 votes

German American Potato Salad

A tasty combination of American and German potato salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 276kcal


Potato Salad

  • 2 lbs. potatoes (approx. 6 medium Idaho potatoes)
  • 3 large eggs (boiled)
  • 6 strips bacon
  • cup fresh dill
  • cup onion (purple, green, or mix of both)
  • 2 stalks celery ribs (diced)


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 2 T. bacon grease
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt (or ½ tsp. salt & ½ tsp. lava salt)
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


  • Boil potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes. Or until potatoes can be pricked with a fork with very little resistance.
  • Hard boil 3 eggs.
  • While the potatoes and eggs are boiling, fry six strips of bacon until crispy. Reserve two tablespoon of the bacon grease.
  • Chop the dill, onions, and celery, if using. I used a combination of red onion and green onion, but you can use either.
  • Next, crumble the bacon, and peel and chop the boiled eggs.
  • Peel the boiled potatoes and cut into quarters. Cut each quarter into eight sections.
  • Add all the chopped ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix.
  • Dressing: Mix all the salad dressing ingredients, including the reserved bacon grease.
  • Pour the dressing over the chopped ingredients and stir gently until combined. Chill a few hours until ready to serve.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 560mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g