Warm German Potato Salad

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 to 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes

1/4 pound bacon

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup cider vinegar

Fresh snipped chives, optional garnish

Minced parsley, optional garnish

Hard boiled eggs, optional garnish


  1. Scrub potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and, while hot, skin and cut into 1/4-inch slices. You should have about 4 cups. Set aside.
  2. Place bacon in a skillet and fry until almost crisp. Remove bacon from pan and add onion and celery, cook until tender and transparent, remove from pan.
  3. Drain off all but one tablespoon of bacon fat; add flour, sugar, salt and pepper to skillet stir until slightly browned. Add vinegar and water and cook until mixture is slightly thickened. Add back the bacon, onion, and celery.
  4. Pour hot dressing over potatoes; stir gently to blend. The potatoes should look glossy. Garnish with hard-boiled egg slices, sprinkle minced parsley, and chives over top. Serve warm.
  5. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.