3 pounds Red potatoes 1 pound Bacon, thick cut 1 medium Yellow onion, diced 2/3 cup White vinegar ½ cup Chicken stock 2 tablespoons Sugar 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 2 tablespoons Fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons Fresh chives, chopped
Boil water. Add 2 tablespoons of salt to a large pot of water and bring it to a boil. Once boiling add the whole, unpeeled, potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes until fork tender.
Drain and cut. When the potatoes have finished cooking drain the water and set the potatoes aside to cool. Once they have cooled enough to handle cut each one in half and then into half-moon slices about ½ inch thick.
Cook bacon. In a skillet cook the thick-cut bacon in batches, setting aside on a paper towel-lined plate to remove the excess fat. When the bacon has finished cooking reserve ¼ cup of the bacon fat and dispose of the rest.
Make dressing. In the same skillet cook the onions in the reserved fat from the bacon and add vinegar, chicken stock, sugar, dijon, salt, and pepper whisking together. Bring to a boil and let the liquid reduce to about 2 cups, approximately 10 minutes.
Combine & serve. Place the potatoes in a large bowl and pour the dressing over them gently folding them together until the potatoes are coated. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and chives. Serve warm.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMERICAN AND GERMAN POTATO SALAD? There are two main differences between American and German Potato salads. American potato salad is usually tossed in a mayonnaise-based dressing and served cold. German potato salad is tossed in a vinegar-based dressing and is traditionally served warm (but you can totally serve it cold too! It’s still delicious!).
CAN YOU MAKE GERMAN POTATO SALAD AHEAD OF TIME? Yes! Just because German Potato Salad is served warm doesn’t mean you can’t make it ahead of time. You can boil the potatoes whole, ahead of time, and pre-cook the bacon, reserving some of the fat. On the day you are serving, you cook the onions and prepare the vinegar and Dijon dressing and toss in the chopped potatoes and bacon letting everything heat together. Quick, easy, and totally delicious!