Slow Cooker German Potato Salad


June 11, 2019

Slow Cooker German Potato Salad 3 0 5 2
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 45 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: makes 12 servings


3 pounds/1.3kg red potatoes (about 8 medium)

1 pound/0.5kg bacon strips, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

2-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup cider vinegar

2 cups water

Minced fresh chives, optional


1Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot, add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook, uncovered, just until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool slightly.

2In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings.

3For dressing, saute onion in drippings over medium-high heat until tender, 4-6 minutes. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in sugars, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in vinegar and water, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 4-6 minutes.

4Slice potatoes; place in a greased 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with dressing; sprinkle with bacon. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours. If desired, sprinkle with chives.

Submitted by Trica Sheppard


2 Reviews

Anne C

January 4, 2020

There is nothing German about this. A whole cup of sugar? I don’t think so.

Trica Sheppard

June 11, 2019

A lovely glossy and colourful Traditional German Dish with a lovely sweet taste on your taste buds,a must try for all.

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