German Potato Salad in a glass bowl

German Potato Salad

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: German


Tangy and moist potato salad. A perfect side dish for summer picnics and BBQ’s



  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 9 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granules such as Knorr (Alternative: 2/3 cup beef broth)
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Maggie Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp chives, sliced


  1. Thoroughly wash potatoes with a vegetable brush to remove any residual dirt.
  2. Place potatoes in a large cooking pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes.
  3. Bring water to boil and cook potatoes until they are just fork tender about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Drain water from the potatoes and let them cool 5-10 minutes or until you can hold them comfortable in your hands without burning your fingers.
    Boiled potatoes
  5. Peel the potatoes.
    Hands peeling potatoes
  6. Slice the potatoes into 1/4″ slices and place in a large bowl.
  7. Place beef bouillon granules In a microwave safe dish or measuring cup. Add 2/3 cup hot water. Place container in the microwave and heat water until boiling. Take container out of the microwave and stir until the granules dissolve.
  8. Pour the liquid over the potatoes.
  9. Add the diced onions and stir until combined.
  10. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and Maggie Seasoning. Whisk until well combined.
  11. Pour over the potatoes and combine dressing with the potatoes and onions.
  12. Add chives and toss.
  13. Cover and refrigerate potato salad for 2-3 hours for the flavors to meld together.