Northern Style German Potato Salad


Northern Style German Potato Salad

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This potato salad is special because it's a traditional recipe from northern Germany. It is not a vinegar-based, but mayonnaise-based.


  • 500 g potatoes
  • 100 g bacon
  • 1 red onion
  • 3-4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chives
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In large pan, add the potatoes in cold water with a pinch of salt and bring to boil. Cook for 15-25 minutes or until a fork can be easily inserted. Drain and allow to cool.
  2. Finely chop the red onion and the chives.And cut the bacon in cubes.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooled enough, peel them and slice in cubes.
  4. In a large bowl, add the potatoes, chopped onion, chives, bacon.
  5. Season with lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Gently mix until well combined.
  6. Refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to blend.


  • Calories280
  • Fat14.3g
  • Saturates4.1g
  • Protein11.8g
  • Carbs25.6g
  • Sugars3.5g
  • Salt956mg
  • Fibre3.7g