German-style Potato Salad

German-style Potato Salad

This German-style Potato Salad is a comfort food icon perfect for the cooler months.

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

20 min


  • 800 g red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 slices streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • pinch of caster sugar, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise


  • Place the potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes until just cooked, drain and let cool.

  • Meanwhile place the bacon rashers into a frying pan. Cook on medium-high heat until golden brown and crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, keeping the bacon fat in the pan. Roughly chop the bacon.

  • Add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened. . Add the white wine vinegar, water and sugar, heat for 1 minute over gentle heat then add the stock powder, along with the potatoes.

  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until there is very little liquid left. Add crispy bacon and chives and cook for a further minute. Remove from heat and rest for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Fold in mayonnaise while still warm. Serve as a side with your favourite cooked meats and steamed green vegetables.