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5 from 1 vote

German potato salad

This is really great comfort food, because of the strong vinegar flavour this is great as a side dish for rich meaty dishes like sausages or roasted meats.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: german, potato, salad
Servings: 4


  • 200 g speck diced
  • 1 kg red potatoes diced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot of lightly salted water, boil the potatoes until just cooked then drain and set aside.
  • Fry the speck in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, approximately 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the speck pieces but leave the grease in the pan.
  • Stir the vinegar, sugar and Dijon into the bacon grease then simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and simmer a further 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat then add in potatoes, speck and parsley then toss to coat. Serve warm.