Tasty German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

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Tasty German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

This is an amazing  potato salad for an outing since there isn’t mayo any in it and it is best at room temperature.

The flavors blend for a wonderful taste that everyone will enjoy, and the caramelized onions take it over the top.

German Potato Salad


1 ¼ lbs. red skinned potatoes

2 ribs celery, sliced lengthwise, then into small pieces

1 small red onion, chopped small

2 green onions, sliced thin

1 Tbl. canola or olive oil, your preference (add 1-2 Tbl. more IF it is too dry)

3 Tbl, rice wine vinegar

1/8 tsp. celery salt

1/4 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning

1 Tbl. oil

1/4 tsp. sugar


Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water.German Potato Salad 1Bring to a boil; simmer until tender enough to be able to insert a toothpick with a tiny bit of resistance.German Potato Salad 2Drain and place back in pan. Do not turn the heat back on, but the warmth still in the pan will draw out excess water from the potatoes so they are not mushy later.German Potato Salad 3

In a fry pan, heat the 1 Tbl. oil and add in the chopped onionGerman Potato Salad 4Cook for 5 minutes.

Add in the ¼ tsp. sugar and cook until the onion is tender and caramelized.German Potato Salad 5Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces.German Potato Salad 6In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery, caramelized red onion and green onion.German Potato Salad 7

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and Montreal steak seasoning.German Potato Salad 8


Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 1 hour before serving to allow potatoes to soak up the yummy dressing.

If time to serving will be longer, store in refrigerator.  Serve at room temperature.German Potato Salad 9

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Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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8 replies
  1. Janine Huldie
    Janine Huldie says:

    I absolutely love German Potato Salad, as I am not a huge fan of mayonnaise and this version always allows for that you don’t need to use it and it is just as tasty. So, of course, pinned and will be making very soon for myself 🙂

  2. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:


    I love seeing your creative ideas. I would have never thought about putting Red Wine Vinegar with Montreal Steak seasoning. I bet this really kicks up the favor.

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
    Diane Roark

  3. Sandra
    Sandra says:

    Mmmmmm this looks delicious! So perfect for a summer bar b que! Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Bloghop! Ya”ll come back now! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!


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