German Potato Salad

The type of potato salad that you eat in Germany depends on where you are in the country. If you lived in the Bavarian region of Germany, then potato salad has bacon and vinegar in it. Meanwhile, many Germans immigrating to America took lessons from other other immigrants and started adding mayonnaise to their potato salad. The dish, however, likely originated in Southern Germany. If you would like to make Southern German hot potato salad, then follow this recipe.
Southern German Hot Potato Salad


8 small Yukon Gold potatoes
¾ teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons beef broth
1 yellow onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/16 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 bunch parsley


1. Scrub potatoes and put in a large stock pan. Cover with one inch of water and bring to a boil.
2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to potatoes. Continue to boil until tender.
3. Drain and let cool slightly. Peel potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch slices.
4. Put beef broth in a pan and heat until very warm, but not boiling.
5. Pour broth over potatoes.
6. Chop onion fine. Add it to the broth and potatoes.
7. Add white vinegar and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
8. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.
9. Add sunflower oil stirring until well combined.
10. Shred parsley adding leaves to the mixture.
11. Serve and enjoy.