Potato Salad (Upper Hessen)

Potato Salad (Upper Hessen)

Course: SidesCuisine: Germany – HessenDifficulty: Medium

This is a simple variant of the typical German mayonnaise-based potato salad. This particular recipe comes from Upper Hessen.


  • Salad
  • 1kg Firm Potatoes, i.e., potatoes that hold up well after boiling

  • 1 Large Onion c. 50-100g

  • 1 Large Apple

  • 100g of Spiced Pickles

  • Sauce
  • 100g Light Mayonnaise

  • 100g Sour Cream

  • 1-2 Tps Mustard

  • Salt and Pepper


  • Boil the potatoes with the skin until they are almost completely soft, c. 20 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and rinse with cold water immediately. Then let it cool.
  • Optionally, you can now peel the potatoes but then cut them into smallish cubes.
  • Peel the apple and cut it into cubes as well
  • Chop the onion and the pickles into small chunks
  • Mix the vegetables together
  • To make the sauce, mix all of the sauce ingredients together. If the sauce is too thick, add some pickling juice until the right consistency is met.
  • Now combine everything and mix until the sauce has coated everything.
  • Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, then salt and pepper to taste.

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