May 14, 2014

Contributor Huckleberry Love: German Potato Salad

Hey y'all! Lydia here, one of the four ladies from Huckleberry Love. I'm so elated to be contributing at From G2B! My fellow co-bloggers have already introduced themselves and shared various projects (here, here and here) so now it's my turn to say hello! For my first post, I am going to be sharing with you guys the most amazing potato salad recipe EVER. While most people think of potato salad as yellow and chilled, this recipe is different. It is spicy and warm. And it has bacon. Told you it was the the best.

This is my family's traditional German Potato Salad recipe. My Grandmother was first generation American and boy, did she know how to cook. Raising ten kids gave her a lot of practice, I think.

The bacon gives this potato salad that savory flavor while the vinegar gives it a slight tartness, which I love! Everyone who has tried this recipe has declared it the best they have ever tasted and I admit, it's hard to go back to the cold, yellow variety after the warm goodness of this one. So proceed with caution.


  • 6 cups potatoes
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water

1. First, boil your potatoes, skin them, and then cut them the way you prefer {my mom likes them sliced but I like them cubed}.

2. Fry up that bacon until crispy. Crumble into bowl. {If you are able to do this step without snitching a piece or two, you are a stronger person than me.}

3. In the bacon grease, cook onion until tender.

4. Blend in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and dash of pepper.

5. Add vinegar and water. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.

6. Add bacon and potatoes. Heat thoroughly.


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Lydia is one of four bloggers behind Huckleberry Love. She is the lucky wife and mother of 3 little rascals {ages 4, 2, and 7 months} who keep her days busy and her laundry basket overflowing. When she isn't running after her offspring, she loves to sew, re-purpose and makeover furniture, read {anything and everything!}, watch movies, go antiquing, and eat Italian food. A native Texan, she prefers the ocean to the mountains, beer to wine, and action movies to rom-coms. We would love for you follow us on Pinterest and Facebook