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German Potato Salad

The original recipe for this came from John Stewart's dad. In areas where his dad said "Add until it tastes right", I referred to other recipes I found on the internet and in my cookbooks, as I wasn't quite sure what it was supposed to taste like. I think it turned out rather tasty and extremely unhealthy for you - a winning combination.


5 lb Idaho or red potatoes
1 lb bacon, diced
2 medium onion (not sweet or Vidalia), diced
4 stalks celery, diced
12 large eggs, hard boiled, diced
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbs salt
1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Wash and boil potatoes.
  2. Fry bacon. Remove bacon from pan but keep the bacon grease.
  3. Saute onions and celery in bacon grease. Remove onions and celery but keep the bacon grease.
  4. Dice potatoes. Put potatoes, bacon, onions and celery in a 2 gallon pot (minimum size).
  5. To make dressing, add vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper to bacon grease and stir until well blended and sugar has dissolved. Heat if necessary.
  6. Pour dressing over everything in pot. Gently mix everything together. (You don't want to end up with mashed potato salad.)
  7. Transfer to your serving dish and eat. Leftovers (if you have any) are good both cold and reheated. I prefer reheated.