German Roasted Potato Salad

We had friends over for an Oktoberfest celebration and I decided to make a German potato salad.  I found this recipe on Use Real Butter that looked simple yet tasty.  I liked the idea of roasting the potatoes and using a vinegar base instead of a mayo or mustard base.  It was a snap to make and it was light and delicious.  It went really well with the brats, cabbage salad, fondue, and German beers.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking tray with tin foil then coat it well with cooking spray.

Dice the potatoes and onions then drizzle with the olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly then place them on the baking tray.  Place into the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through.  Remove from the oven and place into a bowl.

While the potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, until crispy and cooked through.  Place the bacon on paper towels to drain the excess grease; crumble.

Combine the vinegar, water, and sugar together then mix until well combined.  Add the bacon crumbles to the potatoes followed by the parsley.  Drizzle the vinegar mixture on top and mix until evenly coated.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Serve warm.

Print
Print
Save
Save

German Roasted Potato Salad

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 40 min.

Total Time: 50 min.

Ingredients:

3 lbs of Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced into medium chunks
1 yellow onion, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
8 pieces of lean bacon, cooked & crumbled
3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup of white vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking tray with tin foil then coat well with cooking spray.

Dice the potatoes and onions then drizzle with the olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly then place them on the prepared baking tray. Place into the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, making sure to stir the potatoes every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and place into a bowl.

While the potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, until crispy and cooked through. Place the bacon on paper towels to drain the excess grease; crumble.

Combine the vinegar, water, and sugar together then mix until well combined. Add the bacon crumbles to the potatoes followed by the parsley. Drizzle the vinegar mixture on top and mix until evenly coated. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve warm.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Use Real Butter

  Pin It

23 Responses to “German Roasted Potato Salad”

  1. 1

    Nomadic Samuel — October 7, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I feel that the bacon would add such a nice touch.

    [Reply]

  2. 2

    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 7, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Love that there is no mayo involved in this!

    [Reply]

  3. 3

    Anne — October 7, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Looks tasty!

    [Reply]

  4. 4

    Lia — October 8, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    Hi Pam,
    Another great combination of flavours and textures and a really fantastic looking and appetising dish!
    Cheer,
    Lia.

    [Reply]

  5. 5

    Kim in MD — October 8, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    Yum! I love the roasted potatoes and bacon. This looks so delicious, Pam!

    [Reply]

  6. 6

    Blond Duck — October 8, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    I made warm German potato salad once but they weren’t roasted….I bet it’d be much better roasted–less squishy.

    [Reply]

  7. 7

    Diane — October 8, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    German potato salad is the very best and this sounds just perfect to me. Not many changes to my recipe will see what the differences are and experiment. Thanks. Enjoy your week. Diane

    [Reply]

  8. 8

    Amy J — October 8, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I love roasted vegetables and this potato salad sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

    [Reply]

  9. 9

    gloria — October 8, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Love these potatos look delcious!!

    [Reply]

  10. 10

    teresa — October 8, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    this would make such a great side dish, any time of the year, love it!

    [Reply]

  11. 11

    Joanne — October 8, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    This is definitely the perfect Oktoberfest salad! I love the way vinaigrettes seem to soak into potato salads…so tasty.

    [Reply]

  12. 12

    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 8, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    I love potato salad. All kinds. But especially the warm salads with vinegar and oil dressing. Yum!

    [Reply]

  13. 13

    debbie — October 8, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    My family loves potato salad…..and Oktoberfests. Looks delicious and perfect on the side with a bratwurst!

    [Reply]

  14. 14

    Rhonda — October 8, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    How ironic, I was just posting on someone’s blog that my biggest dinner flop ever involved a horrific German potato salad! This recipe looks SO much better.

    [Reply]

  15. 15

    Chris — October 8, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Slap me in a VW, stuff wiener schnitzel in my pocket and give me a beer! You have me ready for Octoberfest!

    [Reply]

  16. 16

    Words Of Deliciousness — October 8, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    I love German potato salad, this one sounds delicious with the roasted potatoes.

    [Reply]

  17. 17

    Sues — October 8, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Mmm I love German potato salad… with tons of bacon, of course! Yours is so beautiful!

    [Reply]

  18. 18

    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 9, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    This looks absolutely delicious and comforting!

    [Reply]

  19. 19

    viviana — October 9, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    mmm sembra delizioso!
    c’è un nuovo post sul mio blog, ti va di passare?

    [Reply]

  20. 20

    Willow — October 9, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    This sounds and looks just divine!!! My 2 best friends have decided to go vegetarian, so i might try this with soy bacon… Ya have to share the food you make, ya know??? :)

    [Reply]

  21. 21

    grace — October 10, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    did i ever tell you that i’m learning german? it’s a good time–lots of phlegm-rattling and guttoral noises. :)

    [Reply]

  22. 22

    Sandi — October 11, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    I made this last night Pam and it was absolutely delicious!! Soooo good!! My family and I loved it…..thanks for sharing!

    [Reply]

  23. 23

    Alexis London — November 3, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Love this blog! I am such a foodie! Check out my lifestyle blog with amazing homemade dishes and recipes made by me. – GluttonforGrandeur.com

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment