Authentic German Potato Salad

  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 4 slices meat
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¼ cup white vinegar(sirka)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley(ajwain khrasani)


  • Place the potatoes into a pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and set aside to cool.
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  • Place the meat slices in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until browned and crisp, turning as needed. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add onion to the meat, and cook over medium heat until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes and parsley. Crumble in half of the meat. Heat through, then transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining meat over the top, and serve warm.
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