My recipe for German potato salad is an easy way to learn how to make potato salad. This one's usually served warm, but it tastes great cold as well. It follows the method shown for Easy Potato Salad, but has an interesting variation for the dressing, more in the style of the salads eaten in southern Germany
By the way, the German wieners that are shown here have had their ends cut before being pan-fried. My Mutti used to do that for us, and I loved doing it for our boys when they were young. Makes a great kid-friendly meal!
Well, that's because there is not just one recipe for German potato salad.
Basically, northern Germany uses mayonnaise in their potato salads, and southern Germany uses recipes similar to the one above. But, even there, there are variations and no rule applies!
There are almost as many recipes as there are German cooks! So, use these various potato salad recipes to kick-start your own variation!
The above recipe is usually eaten warm. In other words, while this is cooking, you can make the dressing, perhaps but the hamburgers on the grill. Finish off the salad, take the burgers off the grill, and enjoy a traditional German feast!
If the salad is still HOT, why you've just made a hot German potato salad recipe -- also very traditional! And, if it's cold, then it's also traditional!
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