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German-style potato salad with bacon recipe

German-style potato salad with bacon recipe

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Try this great German-style potato salad with bacon, mustard and parsley as a side dish for grilled pork or boiled Polish sausages. See method

  • Serves 5
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 249 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1kg (2lb) Cypriot spunta or other new potatoes
  • 6 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 small red onion
  • 125ml (4fl oz) cider vinegar
  • 125ml (4fl oz) water
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

To serve

  • grilled pork or boiled Polish sausages
If you haven't got any new potatoes, try dicing a large white potato instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 12%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 33.6g Protein 8.9g Fibre 3.4g


  1. Simmer the potatoes in a pan of salted water until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and put back in the pan to dry out. Halve the potatoes, or quarter, if larger.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon until very crisp. Remove from the pan and discard all the fat except 1 tablespoon. Heat the remaining fat and add the celery and onion. Season and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the vinegar, water, sugar and mustard. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until syrupy.
  3. Pour over the warm potatoes and gently toss. Add the parsley and toss again. Taste for additional seasoning and serve warm with the sausages.

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