Baked German Potato Salad

Baked German Potato Salad
Baked German Potato Salad. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6-8
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This recipe is an alternative take on German style potato salad. The onions and potatoes are baked, caramelized, and slightly crisped, before adding the dressing.  This is a must try recipe. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds/900 g fingerling potatoes (washed and chopped into 1 inch rounds)
  • 1 cup/240 mL onion (Bermuda, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons/15 mL honey
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 4 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/2 tablespoon/7.5 mL chives (chopped)

How to Make It

Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Wash and slice potatoes and assemble on baking tray.  Add chopped onions.  Pour 1/4 cup olive oil evenly over vegetables, add salt, and black pepper.  Using hands, combine potatoes with oil and seasonings.  Place on a parchment lined baking and sheet and into the oven. Cook potatoes for 25-30 minutes, or until tender, crisped on the outside with a golden brown color. 

While potatoes are cooking, fry bacon until crisp.

  Remove from heat and drain on a platter topped with 1-2 paper towels.  Once free of drippings, crumble bacon and set aside.

During the last few minutes of bake time, combine the salad dressing.  Whisk all ingredients except bacon and chives, in a small bowl.  Taste dressing and make any necessary flavor adjustments.  Once potatoes and onions are cooked, scoop into a large bowl, pour dressing over top and using a large cooking spoon, gently combine.  Add bacon and chives and fold through a 2-3 times.  Immediately place potato salad onto large dish and serve warm. The best part of this recipe is that it can be served year round!  Serve in the warmer months alongside grilled and barbecued meats.  In the cold months, serve with roasts and baked or poached fish or chicken.