This German potato salad is made with red potatoes, bacon, and a homemade dressing made of sautéed onion, apple cider vinegar, and bacon drippings. Serve it warm or chilled and enjoy!

5 mins
18 mins


  • Large pot
  • Medium skillet
  • Slotted spoon


  • 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes, quartered
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Step 1

    Quarter potatoes and cook in a large pot of boiling, salted water for 6 to 8 minutes, until tender. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook chopped bacon on medium heat until crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel, leaving bacon fat in the pan.

  • Step 3

    Place pan back on the heat and cook onion in bacon fat until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    To the onions, add vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Remove dressing from heat and pour over potatoes. Add cooked bacon and parsley to potatoes and toss.

  • Step 6

    Serve immediately and allow to cool.