German Potato Salad With Bacon and Hard Cooked Eggs

German Potato Salad With Bacon
German Potato Salad With Bacon. Richard Rudisill/E+/Getty Images
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings

This German potato salad is a nice change of pace from the mayonnaise-based salads. The dressing is a bacon flavored sweet-sour mixture, making it lighter than most. 

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What You'll Need

  • 12 strips bacon (divided)
  • 6 cups diced potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped, for garnish)

How to Make It

Dice 6 strips of the bacon. Fry the diced bacon along with the 6 whole strips in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Remove the whole slices to paper towels to drain; set aside.

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until fork-tender. Drain and keep hot.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, vinegar, and water; slowly add it to diced bacon and bacon drippings in the skillet, cooking and stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened.

Put the hot potatoes in a large bowl with the sliced hard-boiled eggs. Add the green onions and then gently toss with the hot dressing.

Garnish with the whole bacon slices and a tablespoon or two of chopped parsley; serve hot.

Serves 6.