Skillet German Potato Salad

Skillet German Potato Salad

5 from 9 reviews

This warm German Potato Salad is made easy in one skillet with bacon and sweet onions with a sweet tangy dressing.


  • 1 1/2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In large pot boil potatoes for 15 minutes. Place under cold running water to stop the cooking process. Cut into large bite size chunks and set aside.
  2. Place bacon on cookie sheet Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Turn bacon and cook for another 7 minutes or until crispy. Remove from cookie sheet and place on paper towel to drain. Do NOT dispose of bacon grease.
  3. In medium bowl whisk vinegar, sugar, water, olive oil and Dijon mustard.
  4. Place 2 tablespoon bacon grease in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3-4 minutes. Add chopped potatoes and cook an additional 5 minutes or until starting to brown on the edges. Add additional bacon grease when necessary to keep things from sticking to the pan.. Whisk vinegar mixture and pour in 1/3 at a time cooking 1-2 minutes after each 1/3.
  5. Stir in chopped bacon and parsley.


  • Red potatoes are best in this potato salad.  They are a little waxy and they keep their shape well.
  • To parboil the potatoes place in large pan.  Cover with cold water and bring to a light boil.  Boil for  about 7 minutes. Plunge the potatoes into cold water to stop the cooking process.  This process can be done up to several days in advance
  • The dressing can be mixed up to several days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To get your potatoes nice and crispy do not stir too often.  Just let them cook undisturbed for several minutes.  If necessary set yourself a timer so you don’t stir too much.
  • Don’t add the bacon and parsley until after the dressing has been added and you are ready to serve.

Keywords: hot german potato salad, potato salad with bacon, german potatoes, warm german potato salad

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