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South-German Potato Salad with Wieners

Germany is devided about potato salad, seriously! There is the “South German Potato Salad” (or Munich Potato Salad) with a vinaigrette and the “Berlin Potato Salad” with mayo – and most people like only one of both. Not so me. I love both versions. But if you live in the South of the US, you might want to do the “Berlin” version in the hot season, since it has not mayo and therefor no health risk.

German Potato Salad

South-German Potato Salad is pretty easy to prepare and there are several things to add to the original recipe, like apple pieces or sunflower seeds, boiled eggs etc.

In my pictures you will not see the chives that are supposed to be added at the end. I didn’t have them and had no desire to leave the house to get some during a thunderstorm. Just imagine the chives, ok?

Warm or cold potato salad?

To make it authentic German, you would heat the oven and warm up the salad before serving. I think that’s not necessary but an option. I like it cold just as much.

I got lucky to find some original German Wieners at Aldi recently and of cause bought them in bulk. If you don’t get them: American Wieners are pretty good, too! Try to find some German mustard, though, it tastes different from yours.

When do we eat German Potato Salad?

During the summer on a “hot” day, a potato salad is a good option for a lunch. We eat it with Wieners or Frikadelle. You can find it in almost any menu of a German restaurant and at fast food areas. It is also classic meal on Christmas eve for many families. You will almost always find this salad on the buffet of a party, especially if it’s a grill party (BBQ) or on New Years Eve.

Berlin Potato Salad with Wieners
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German Potato Salad with vinegar - oil vinaigrette
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
15.20 min 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
15.20 min 2 hours
Berlin Potato Salad with Wieners
Print Recipe
German Potato Salad with vinegar - oil vinaigrette
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
15.20 min 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
15.20 min 2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a pot with water and salt boil the potatoes with the skin until soft. Use medium heat to avoid that the potatoes fall apart and get too soft.
  2. Let potatoes cool and then remove the skin.
  3. Cut the potatoes in thick slices.
  4. Cut the bacon into cubes.
  5. Cut the onions into cubes.
  6. In a sauce pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil, then add the bacon and after a while also add the onions.
  7. At the same time heat the 250 ml vegetable broth.
  8. Add the broth to the sauce pan, stir and let cook for a minute.
  9. In a large bowl mix the potato slices and the bacon-onion-broth mix.
  10. Now slowly add the oil, continue to stir carefully.
  11. Add salt and pepper. I personally also add a dash of sugar.
  12. If you want to add some apple slices, this would be the time to do it.
  13. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, better: over night.
  14. Heat the oven to 300 F.
  15. Put the potato salad into an oven safe bowl and heat it in the oven (stirring in between) until the salad is warm.
  16. In the meantime heat the wieners in hot water (don't boil).
  17. Sprinkle the chives over the salad and mix in a little bit.
  18. Serve with mustard and enjoy.
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