Swabian Potato Salad, original Recipe for German Salad speciality from Stuttgart

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Here my recipe Swabian Potato Salad – the Swabian potato salad is quite similar to the Bavarian potato salad.

A little more mustard in the recipe makes the salad spicier. Parsley and chives can be used as herbs.

Everything else is quickly too much for the down-to-earth Swabian. Wish you good luck! Please share this post on Facebook, thank you!

1. Which Potato variety to use for Swabian Potato Salad?

What applies to Swabian potato salad also applies to other potato salads or potato salads. The right potato varieties are shape-retaining, waxy (also called “fat cooking”) or predominantly waxy potato varieties such as: Agria, Bamberger croissants, Hansa, Linda, Marabel, Sieglinde, Ditta, Cilena, Nicola, Selma.

2. Original Swabian Potato Salad

The Swabian loves potato salad with string sausage, the string sausage is nothing different than a Viennese sausage or a Frankfurter. While in other regions the potato salad and the hot sausage are served on a flat plate, the Swabians do it quite differently. The Swabian potato salad comes in a soup plate, the sausage is placed on top and the whole thing is then additionally sprinkled with soup. Optically this court comes along already a bisserl blatantly and is habituation-needy for outsiders. But the Kombi has it all, tastes very good and corresponds to a simple and home-style cuisine.

3. Swabian Potato Salad is sloppy!

I know Swabian potato salad from Esslingen and Leonberg, where the salad was always prepared with medium-hot mustard. The potato slices may still be visible. The salad is nevertheless kept relatively liquid and therefore has a slightly slotty consistency.

4. Swabian Potato Salad and Onions, be careful

The onion info is included with every potato salad recipe. Unfortunately, I have too often got a fermenting potato salad on the table when I was on the road. The potato salad starts to ferment when it is prepared with raw goibbels and stops. For onions in potato salad there are only three varieties:

Just before serving, cut the onions fresh and mix them with the potato salad. Eat everything promptly – the shelf life of potato salad is limited (even if stored in a cool place).
Blanch the onion cubes briefly, then mix into the salad, cooled down – keep cool for approx. one day.
Marinate the onion cubes in some vinegar and sugar for approx. 10 minutes and then mix in without the marinade – keep cool for approx. one day.

5. Swabian Potato Salad with Cucumber

The Swabian likes to add pickled gherkins to his potato salad. Cornichons are out of the question, it must be an original vinegar pickle guy from Hengstenberg in Esslingen! By the way, some cucumber water is also added to the potato salad, the Swabian is simply clever and economical!

6. Other Recipes for Potato Salad

potato salad with mustard, Bavarian potato salad from Munich, potato salad with yogurt, easy potato saladclassic potato salad, potato salad with bacon, potato salad with mayonnaise, Potato Salad with Lamb’s Lettuce and Porcini Mushrooms in Strudel Dough, Viennese Potato Salad.

7. Recipe

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Swabian Potato Salad
Original Swabian potato salad from Stuttgart with tips and tricks, presented by professional chef Thomas Sixt. The ideal potato salad for Porsche drivers and Mercedes drivers, after all, both German cars come from Stuttgart to Germany.
Prep Time14 mins
Cook Time36 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dishes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g potatoes
  • 1 piece onion
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 150 ml vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mustard I take the original Hengstenberg Mustard "mittelscharf"
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. gherkin water
  • 1/2 Bund parsley
  • Cook the raw and unpeeled potatoes in salted water until soft, drain, let steam out and peel.
  • Let the potatoes briefly cool lukewarm, then cut into thin slices and place in a bowl.
  • Cut the onion in half, peel and cut into fine cubes. Sweat onion cubes in sunflower oil until colourless, add broth and bring to the boil. Remove quickly from heat. The onions should still be firm.
  • Add vinegar, mustard, oil, salt, pepper and sugar to the potatoes, pour in the stock, stir and marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Before serving, season the Swabian potato salad again with salt and pepper, add a little cucumber water from the glass and mix in freshly chopped parsley.

8. Swabian Potato Salad Tips

I usually cut the raw, peeled potatoes into slices before cooking. That way I can shorten the cooking process. This also works with the Swabian potato salad and is even faster here because we need thin potato slices. The method saves you time, energy and you don't have to peel the potatoes hot. You can also cook the raw potato slices softly in a steam cooker or steam pot!

9. Calories (kcal) of Swabian Potato Salad, the Nutritional Informations

Nutrition Facts
Swabian Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1466mg64%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author: Thomas Sixt

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