Grammy's German Potato Salad


  • 8white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes; drain.


  • Step 2

    Put potatoes into a large bowl; add onion and stir.

  • Step 3

    Mix sugar, mustard, and salt together in a bowl. Stir just enough vinegar into the sugar mixture to form a paste; season with black pepper.

  • Step 4

    Whisk remaining vinegar and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl until smooth; stream into bowl with the paste, whisking continually to incorporate. Pour the dressing over the potato and onion mixture.

  • Step 5

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let salad cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

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