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Bavarian Potato Salad

This Bavarian Potato Salad makes a great side for German dishes like Schnitzel or Bratwurst! Great for parties and barbecues.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Bavarian Potato Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or vegetable broth
  • 5 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup chives chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  • Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, add 2 tsp salt to the water and let simmer for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain potatoes.
  • Let the potatoes cool down for 5 minutes, then peel the potatoes and slice them into quarter-inch slices. Transfer the potatoes in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat, add onion and saute until golden, about 2 minutes. Then add the broth, vinegar, sugar, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the hot mixture over the sliced potatoes. Mix the potato salad gently until combined then let it sit for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve lukewarm!


This Bavarian Potato Salad will keep fresh for a few days in the fridge. Take it out 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 7mg