Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad -- A Pinch of Joy
Hot German Potato Salad -- A Pinch of Joy

Donna was a guest at one of the two luncheons that took place on our deck last week. They were casual affairs of the potluck sort with the guests bringing a salad or dessert. Donna brought a classic hot German potato salad and was gracious enough to share the recipe she’d gotten from her sister in law via Better Homes and Garden cookbook. Donna said she’d used her mother’s recipe without the spices, until she tasted this combination of flavors. Finding out the recipe was easy to make was a bonus! German potato salad is traditionally served hot and will be perfect for the coming fall weather. Time tested and stamped approved!!!

 The peel will slip off the boiled potatoes easily.  You can rub off the peel by using a clean dish towel.  Hold the potato with the towel in one hand and rub off the peeling with the other — somewhat similar to drying a cup.  Or hold the potato on a cutting board with a fork and gently tease off the peel with the tip of a knife.  Stir the cooked potatoes into the dressing gently to avoid breaking them.   I would also tip the skillet to make the dressing run to one side and spoon it over the potatoes to lessen the amount of stirring necessary to coat the potatoes.

This week is Donna’s birthday. Here are wishes for a wonderful celebration day and the beginning of a fabulous new decade!!!

Donna also shared this recipe for Spinach Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing a couple of years ago. 

Hot German Potato Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Hot German Potato Salad

A tangy, yet slightly sweet potato dish with bacon and onions! Delicious with brats or burgers, a hit at potlucks and just for the family at home.


  • 1 ¼ pounds potatoes
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ¼ c vinegar
  • Snipped fresh parsley


  1. Cover potatoes with water and boil potatoes until tender about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain and somewhat cool to touch. Peel and slice into ¼ inch slices.
  3. Dressing
  4. While boiling potatoes, cook bacon till crisp in medium sized skillet. Remove bacon and reserve 2 Tablespoons of bacon grease in skillet.
  5. Add onion to drippings, cook on medium heat till tender. Set aside until potatoes are peeled and sliced.
  6. Stir in flour sugar, salt celery seeds, dry mustard, and pepper until mixed well.
  7. Stir in water and vinegar. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Gently stir in potatoes & bacon crumbles. Cook, stirring gently 1 or 2 min till heated through.
  9. Transfer to serving bowl & sprinkle with fresh parsley

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We had visitors as we dined on the deck yesterday.  The bluebirds and their families came to the feeder just beyond the deck and entertained us with their antics.  Bluebirds seldom come into populated areas, we are told. A huge number of trees have been removed from the neighborhood in the past couple of years due to disease and age, plus new subdivisions developed nearby so they may not have had much choice about where to live. We certainly never saw any until last winter.  Seven of them huddled in a little group next to a planter that protected them from the vicious wind.  Wheels set up a feeding station with meal worms and the neighbor set up a bluebird house this spring.  This is the third hatch for this year.  Daddy usually accompanies the fledglings over to the feeder, even after they are “teenagers”.  Other well dressed guests attended the party as well.  Brilliant yellow goldfinches darted about while red cardinals bounced around in the garden. Amazingly they all seemed totally unconcerned that we were eating our dinner. Maybe they are as entertained by us as we are by them!

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