German Potato Salad Recipe

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German Potato Salad
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  • 5 lbs potatoes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 4 tbsp flour


  1. Peel and cut up potatoes and boil until done.
  2. Drain potatoes and add onion.
  3. In a small pan fry bacon, DO NOT DRAIN.
  4. In a heavy saucepan mix flour and sugar.
  5. To the sauce pan add the water and vinegar (whisk while pouring).
  6. Boil mixture until clear , should be approximately 5-10 minutes.
  7. Add bacon and drippings to the clear mixture. Stir until well combined.
  8. Pour warm mixture over potatoes and add salt, pepper, and celery seed to taste.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. *This is how my mom use to make it.I like it a little sweeter so I use scant amounts of salt and almost 2 cups of sugar. You can also keep this warm in a crockpot for potluck dinners.*.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 813.5 Kcal (3406 kJ)
Calories from fat 283.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.52g 48%
Cholesterol 49.89mg 17%
Sodium 850.52mg 35%
Potassium 1473.36mg 31%
Total Carbs 114.81g 38%
Sugars 45.52g 182%
Dietary Fiber 12.53g 50%
Protein 18.42g 37%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 16%
Vitamin A 3.8mg 126%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Calcium 148mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.14 Kcal (570 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.27g 48%
Cholesterol 8.35mg 17%
Sodium 142.34mg 35%
Potassium 246.57mg 31%
Total Carbs 19.21g 38%
Sugars 7.62g 182%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 50%
Protein 3.08g 37%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 16%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 126%
Iron 0.7mg 23%
Calcium 24.8mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.1
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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