In a hurry? This tasty side dish should take 10 minutes to prepare.
In a hurry? This tasty side dish should take 10 minutes to prepare.

Add this German potato salad to your summer table

THIS German potato salad is a delicious twist on a BBQ classic and perfect side dish for summer meals. 


  • 1kg baby chat potatoes
  • 2 rashes bacon, cut into short matchsticks
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Quick pickled onion

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced, into rounds


  • ½ cup (120g) sour cream
  • ¼ cup (75g) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons seeded mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


1. Salad  

  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold salted water.
  • Bring to the boil and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Cut in half and place in a large bowl.

2. Pickled onion

  • While the potato is cooking, place the vinegar and sugar in a small bowl and whisk to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the onion and set aside for 5 minutes.

3. Dressing

  • To make the dressing, place sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, chives, salt and pepper.
  • Drain onion pickling liquid into the dressing and reserve the onions.
  • Whisk dressing to combine.
  • Add most of the dressing to potatoes, and toss to combine.
  • Place potatoes on a platter with the pickled onion.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook bacon for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain. Sprinkle over the salad.

5. Top salad with eggs and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Serve scattered with mint.

SERVES - 6 to 8, as a side dish.


  • Serve potato salad with roast or barbecued meats.
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon.

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