Hot German Potato Salad

“Good hot or cold, a nice change from traditional potato salad and very tasty. I’ve only had this made with poppy seed; celery seed would give it a complete different flavor.” – Calla Ferre

Hot German Potato Salad

Course: Salads – Other Salads
Cuisine: German


  • 6 Medium Potatoes
  • 6 Slices Bacon Save Drippings
  • 3/4 Cup Onion Chopped or Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Sugar As Desired
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Poppy Seed
  • Dash Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Vinegar


  • Boil potatoes in their skins until tender. Refrigerate until cold, or overnight. Peel and cube potatoes.
  • Fry bacon strips until crisp. Reserve 1/3 cup bacon fat in the skillet; add onion and cook until yellow.
  • Mix in flour, sugar, salt, poppy seed, and pepper. Stir in water and vinegar gradually. Cook, stirring until mixture boils. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Pour over potatoes. Add the bacon , broken into pieces (save some for garnish). Cover and let stand until ready to serve. Heat over hot water.
  • Serve in large bowl garnished with bacon pieces, minced parsley or chives. Makes 6 servings.
  • Variation: Substitute Celery Seed for Poppy Seeds

1948 Recipe – Jean Hansen