A Healthier German Potato Salad

This is a sweet and spicy sauce

Sweet and spicy like Nora Charles

This is a great lighter alternative to the standard German potato salad. It retains the sweetness of the other recipe but replaces the meat and smokiness with a hint of spice. There is no substitute for any German mustard, but if you must use dijon. Any type of potato, except waxy, will work for this.

German Summer Potato Salad

  • 2 lbs potatoes diced into large chunks
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp German yellow mustard
  • 3-5 dashes cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp ground fresh black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Steam potatoes covered over boiling salted water until almost fork tender. Remove from heat and keep covered. In a 3 quart sauce pan combine onion, stock, oil, vinegar mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Place potatoes in a bowl and pour sauce over. Stir well, adjust seasoning, and let come to room temperature before serving.

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8 Responses to A Healthier German Potato Salad

  1. TasteFood says:

    I love potato salads, and the healthier the better.

  2. Healthier? Great idea. But, so much mustard? =D Kidding….

  3. There is nothing better then a good home-made german potato salad :) :) with nice spicy (Pork) Saussages, hmmmmmm yum!!!!! Bye bye – off to my kitchen now.

  4. The color is beautiful, and the spices look great. Olive oil – wonderful idea!

  5. Kristy says:

    This sounds delicious. Love the creaminess of it (and without mayo)! :)

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve yet to meet a homemade potato salad that I didn’t like. This one is no exception, Greg.

  7. Pingback: Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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