Warm Potato Salad

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on October 20, 2005

(Lauwarmer Kartoffelsalat)
This tangy side dish, a variation on classic German potato salad. It is usually served with weisswurst—and weissbier.


  • 2 lb. medium waxy potatoes
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable stock, hot
  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 bunch chives


Step 1

Put potatoes into a medium pot, cover with cold water by 2", add 2 generous pinches salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until soft when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, 20-30 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until onions are soft, 6-8 minutes. Transfer onions and any fat in skillet to a medium bowl. Whisk in hot stock and vinegar, then the oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.

Step 3

Drain potatoes and set aside until just cool enough to handle but still warm. Peel potatoes, thinly slice, and put into a medium bowl. Add dressing to potatoes while they are still warm and gently toss until well combined. Adjust seasonings.

Step 4

Serve sprinkled with chives. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and parsley, if you like.