German Potato Salad Recipe With Vinegar
My grandma’s aka oma’s German potato salad recipe is the ultimate potato salad. I always get complements and requests for this recipe. It’s vinegar based and lighter than other potato salads but the flavor is better!! I guarantee you will fall in love with this recipe. It’s a traditional German potato salad made the authentic, old-fashioned way my Grandmother made it.
Potato salad with red wine vinegar and onions is the best picnic or anytime side dish. The German potato salad is almost vegetarian except for the chicken broth. You could substitute vegetable broth and it would be just as delicious. The secret to this recipe is broth. The broth brings that extra umami flavor to this dish. Try it at your next potluck or dinner party and I guarantee people will love it. It’s an inexpensive way to fill a large crowd. It’s especially terrific with my breaded cod recipe.
How to make German potato salad: Boil potatoes about half an hour till they are fork tender. Allow them to cool slightly and peel. Use a mandolin slicer or a knife to slice thinly. Dice onions, I find red onions are best but you can use any onion. You will need chicken broth bouillon, hot water, red wine vinegar, black pepper, salt, and a neutral flavored oil such as sunflower.
Add the potatoes and onions to a large bowl. Dissolve the chicken bouillon in the hot water. Pour it over your potatoes and onion. Add the vinegar, pepper, salt, and oil and toss gently (so you don’t break the thin potato pieces too much) but thoroughly. Test it for salt and pepper and add more as needed. Allow it to marinade in the fridge for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to blend. This recipe is even better the next day when kept in the fridge.
I also heard that keeping potatoes in the fridge overnight lowers their glycemic index which is great if you are on a diet. So go ahead and enjoy this healthy and fairly light potato salad anytime!