5 from 1 vote
Tangy vinegar & sharp mustard make this a German-style potato salad with the perfect food duo of bacon and caramelized onions!
Caramelized Onion & Bacon Potato Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Tangy vinegar & sharp mustard make this a German-style potato salad with the perfect food duo of bacon and caramelized onions!
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8 sides
Calories: 276 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 large sweet onions thinly sliced
  • 2 T. whiskey (optional)
  • 2 lb. red potatoes roughly chopped
  • 8 oz. bacon cooked & diced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 2 T. chives minced, plus more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onions and cook low & slow until deeply caramelized, about an hour. Scrape the bottom of the pot often; adding whiskey helps deglaze the skillet and adds a wonderful flavor.
  2. While the onions are caramelizing, cook the potatoes & bacon.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes, then drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.
  4. Lay bacon slices evenly in a large skillet. Bring the skillet up to heat and cook not quite until crispy, then flip bacon and cook the other side. Chop the cooked bacon and add to the potatoes.
  5. Add caramelized onions, vinegar, mustard, salt, green onions, and chives to the potatoes. Mix well until completely combined, mashing some of the potatoes as you go.
  6. Garnish with remaining chives and serve hot or at room temp.