German Potato Salad With Bacon and Hard Cooked Eggs

German Potato Salad With Bacon
German Potato Salad With Bacon. Richard Rudisill/E+/Getty Images
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
188 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This German potato salad is a nice change of pace from the mayonnaise-based salads. The dressing is a bacon flavored sweet-sour mixture, making it lighter than most. 


  • 12 strips bacon (divided)
  • 6 cups diced potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped, for garnish)

Steps to Make It

Dice 6 strips of the bacon. Fry the diced bacon along with the 6 whole strips in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Remove the whole slices to paper towels to drain; set aside.

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until fork-tender. Drain and keep hot.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, vinegar, and water; slowly add it to diced bacon and bacon drippings in the skillet, cooking and stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened.

Put the hot potatoes in a large bowl with the sliced hard-boiled eggs. Add the green onions and then gently toss with the hot dressing.

Garnish with the whole bacon slices and a tablespoon or two of chopped parsley; serve hot.

Serves 6.