Hot German Potato Salad with Bacon

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

This potato salad makes a wonderful side dish to smoked or barbecued meat.


8 medium red potatoes
6 slices bacon
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons flour
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
2/3 cup sugar


  1. Boil potatoes until tender.  Drain off water and set aside to cool.  Fry bacon until crisp, reserving 1/4 cup grease.  In large skillet saute onion and celery in bacon grease until opaque, about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle with flour and stir.  Add water and vinegar, stirring until mixture boils.  Stir in salt and sugar and remove from heat.  Peel potates and slice into 2 quart baking dish.  Pour on dressing, add crumbled bacon and mix lightly.  Bake uncovered at 350F for 30 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Newnan Junior Service League’s A Taste of Georgia; Another Serving (Junior Service League, Newnan, Ga., 1994).




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