- Red bliss potatoes 3 cups
- Bacon 4 slices
- White onion 1
- Apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup
- Water 2 tbsp
- Sugar 3 tbsp • 470 kcal
- Salt 1 tsp • 1 kcal
- Black pepper 1/8 tsp
- Chopped Parsley 1 tbsp
If you are looking for a delicious side dish or simple lunch than this recipe is perfect for you. Not only is this German potato salad easy to make but it is quite different than what you may think of when you first think ‘potato salad'. Made without mayonnaise or eggs, this salad is slightly sweet and also salty. Naturally dairy free and gluten free, it is perfect for anyone with these dietary restrictions. Loaded with flavors of bacon, onions, apple cider vinegar and a touch of parsley, it will surely be eaten quickly!
- Wash and dice the red bliss potatoes into small cubes. You do not need to peel the potatoes but can leave the skin on (it adds great color to the salad as well!). Boil the potatoes in a large pot of water for about 15 minutes or until they are soft and a fork easily goes through. Strain and set aside to cool.
- In a medium sized sauté pan, lay the bacon strips flat and fry until golden brown on each side (about 5-6 minutes per side). Place on a paper towel to absorb some of the grease and to cool. Keep the bacon fat in the pan to use in the next step.
- Place the diced onion in the bacon fat sauté pan and cook until they are translucent and begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Pour the apple cider vinegar, water, and sugar into the sauté pan and allow to simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool
- Place the cooked diced potatoes into a bowl, crumble the bacon on top and add the parsley and black pepper.
- Pour the vinegar mixture over the potatoes and toss together. Serve and enjoy!
-If you prefer to use russet potatoes, those will work well however they will be better if washed and peeled. You can also try using small, multicolored potatoes as well for a very colorful German Potato Salad.
-This recipe makes a slightly sweet salad which is a great contrast to the salty taste of the bacon but if you would like something with a little more of a vinegar kick, use white vinegar rather than apple cider vinegar and reduce the sugar by half.