German Potato Salad with Bacon

German Potato Salad with Bacon

by Brava Chef Erin


Servings 6

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 8 min

About this Recipe

German Potato Salad originated in Southern Germany and it’s known for its bright and savory flavors. This recipe leans on vinegar and olive oil instead of mayonnaise for it’s signature flavor. Cooked bacon bits add a welcome crispy texture. This recipe calls for olive oil, but Chef Erin also recommends trying this recipe using the leftover bacon grease in place of the olive oil for a more authentic flavor.


  • 2 lbs red potatoes, cut into 1” pieces
  • 5 cups water
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (about 1 ¼ cups chopped)
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

From Your Pantry

kosher salt and black pepper


Brava Chef's Pan


slotted spoon


mixing bowls

Nutrition Information

Allergens: None


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  1. 1

    Boil potatoes

    • Place potatoes in Brava Chef’s Pan.
    • Pour 5 cups of water into Chef’s Pan. Make sure all potatoes are covered with water.
    • Cover Chef’s Pan with lid.
    • Slide Chef’s Pan into top shelf.
    • Press green button to begin cooking.
    • While potatoes are cooking, prepare vinaigrette

  2. 2

    Prepare vinaigrette

    • In large bowl, whisk together white vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, 1¼ teaspoons of kosher salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil and set vinaigrette aside.

  3. 3

    Strain potatoes

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove Chef’s Pan.
    • Strain potatoes. (ProTip: This is easiest done by transferring potatoes to colander using slotted spoon).
    • Place drained potatoes in large bowl with vinaigrette. Toss to combine.

  4. 4

    Finish and serve

    • Add green onions, bacon and parsley to potatoes. Toss to combine.
    • Place potato salad in serving bowl.
    • Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.