German Kartoffelsalat recipe


  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1 onion
  •  4 bacon strips
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  3 tablespoons
  • white sugar
  •  ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • fresh parsley (measure the amount with your heart)


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot and cook for around 10 minutes - they are done when they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain them and leave on the side to cool down.
  2. Fry the bacon that you previously sliced until it's crispy and golden. After removing it add chopped onion to the same pan until browned.
  3.  Add water, vinegar, salt and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil, then add potatoes and parsley. Use ⅔ of the bacon and leave the rest for garnish. Serve warm!


It's beginning to look a lot like Weihnachten! And today, we are bringing you the authentic German potato salad! A potato salad is the usual star of German meals, but it also makes its appearance during Christmas times. Even Wurst can find its place on the Christmas table. However, most Germans will prepare duck with red dumplings and red cabbage, and many of them will gather over a raclette. These are also the times when they truly love to bake cookies or enjoy a fondue.


If you are too impatient, don't worry, there is a little Christmas overture happening on the 6th of December, also known as Nikolaustag. The night before Nikolaustag, saint Nicholas or Sankt Nikolaus visits homes and brings presents to well-behaved children. For all the other children, there is Krampus. According to stories, Krampus is a devilish creature who punishes children. If you wish to receive presents from either of them, make sure to leave your boot on your window on the 5th of December.

Now make yourself some mulled wine and play O Tannenbaum and Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht and you’ll be all ready for German Christmas!

P.S. To wish your German friends a merry Christmas simply say Fröhliche Weihnachten!