German Potato Salad

6 Servings 10 minutes

This perennial favorite potato salad is a perfect foil for Gilled Brats with Onion Relish. Don’t forget to put the mustard pot and some crusty bread on the table. And a plate of sliced tomatoes, if in season.


  • 3 cups red potatoes, cooked, diced
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seed


  • In medium bowl combine potatoes, celery and parsley. In large nonstick skillet cook bacon over medium heat, removing and discarding most fat as it accumulates in pan. Add onion and sauté until onion is tender but not browned, about 3-4 minutes. In small bowl combine water, flour, vinegar, sugar and seasonings; stir into skillet. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Pour sauce mixture over potatoes. Toss gently to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.