German Potato Salad With Bacon and Hard Cooked Eggs

German Potato Salad With Bacon

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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
188 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 6g
Calcium 41mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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 potatoes (diced)
  • 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

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Dice 6 strips of the bacon.

  3. Fry the diced bacon along with the 6 whole strips in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

  4. Remove the whole slices to paper towels to drain; set aside.

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

  6. 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.

  7. Put the hot potatoes in a large bowl with the sliced hard-boiled eggs.

  8. Add the green onions and then gently toss with the hot dressing.

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

  10. Enjoy!

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