Frankfurt Style Potato Salad

Frankfurt Style Potato Salad

Course: SaladsCuisine: German, Hessen, Wetterau, FrankfurtDifficulty: Easy

Potato salad is a German staple food with endless regional variations. The most famous distinction is between Rhenish and Westphalian potato salad, i.e., vinegar vs. cream as the salad dressing. Here though, the main distinguishing feature is the presence of apples. This doesn’t necessarily make it “Frankfurt Styled” per se, but it’s the region in Germany most famous for its apples.


  • 750g Hard-boiling potatoes

  • 150-200g Red Beets

  • 2 Sour Apples

  • 2 Onions

  • 2 Spiced pickles (not kosher/dill)

  • Salt, Pepper

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 Tbs Apple cider Vinegar

  • Olive Oil

  • Parsley


  • Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes, let cool, and then cut into cubes (peeling is optional)
  • Rinse and peel the beets, blanch in boiling water for 60seconds, then cool and cut into small cubes
  • Peel and thinly slice the apples
  • Dice the onions and pickles and mix with the apples, followed by the salt, pepper, sugar, and vinegar
  • Let this mixture sit for 30 minutes
  • Then mix with the potatoes and red beets
  • Season with oil and parsley to taste

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