This cold German potato salad recipe, aka Kartoffelsalat, comes from my husband's Mutti. It was always such a treat when we were invited over for supper. Was I ever surprised to discover how easy it was! The mayonnaise in this, tells me it's from the northern part of Germany. Southern Germany's salads rarely have mayo.
It seems like there are as many traditional recipes for German potato salad as there are German Omas (grandmothers). Each has just a slight difference, meaning, there's no ONE way of making it.
This potato salad is also what I'm usually asked to bring to parties. It always brings rave reviews and I've learned to have the recipe ready to give out.
If you want a still easier and quicker recipe, try the adaptation of this, my Easy Potato Salad.
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Cold Potato Salad
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