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German Potato Salad Recipe

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By Jean Teller | Mar 28, 2012

This German Potato Salad Recipe is coated and tossed in a zesty sauce that makes this dish great served warm or cold.

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German Potato Salad Recipe

2 pounds red or waxy potatoes
4 slices bacon

1 small onion, diced

1 cup chopped celery

1 dill pickle, chopped, optional

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dry mustard, optional

Salt and pepper, to taste

In large pot, place potatoes and enough salt water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, peel and slice. Place still-warm potatoes in bowl.

In skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, then crumble and add to potatoes. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat from skillet; add onion, celery and pickle. Cook until golden. Add water, vinegar, sugar, paprika, mustard, salt and pepper; bring just to a boil.

Pour dressing over potatoes and toss gently to coat. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Note: You may use cider vinegar and omit the pickle. The salad is good both warm and cold.

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