Classic Potato Salad
Classical potato salad with cucumber in vinegar. Cook original German potato salad after a recipe by chef thomas sixt.
Servings Prep Time
2Persons 15Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2Persons 15Minutes
Cook Time
  • 350g potatoes
  • 1/2tsp. cumin seed
  • 20-30ml sunflower oilor corn oil
  • 150ml chicken brothI take vegetable broth
  • 30-50ml white vine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mustardoriginal Develey is the best!
  • 1tsp. saltI take Himalayan Salt
  • 4pinches black pepper
  • 1tsp. sugarI take brown sugar
  • 1piece onion
  • 1glas CornichonsCornichons are the better vinegar cucumbers
  • 1/2bunch chives
  1. Cook the raw, unpeeled potatoes in salted water with caraway seeds until soft, drain and leave to evaporate briefly.
  2. Bring the chicken stock to the boil, season with vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and sugar to taste sweet and sour. The marinade should be strong and salty, the potatoes need it.
  3. Peel and finely dice the onion, add the diced onion to the broth and leave to stand for a few minutes.
  4. Peel and slice the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Add the onion cubes to the potatoes with a skimmer, pour the marinade over the potato slices, stir carefully and leave to marinate.
  5. Cut the gherkins into slices, chive into fine rolls.
  6. Add the gherkins and chives rolls to the potato salad and add the broth/marinade if necessary. Season classic potato salad to taste and serve quickly.
Recipe Notes

8. Classic Potato Salad Tips

I describe above the classical preparation of potato salad, the cooking of whole, raw potatoes. To save time and energy, you can also peel raw potatoes, cut them into slices and cook them in broth. The potato slices are given flavour by cooking them in broth. You can use the broth later to prepare the marinade and if necessary you can cover the liquid requirement when marinating. The raw potato slices can also be cooked softly in a steam cooker or steam pot and only later seasoned with broth & marinade.

9. Calories (kcal) of Classic Potato Salad, the Nutritional Infos

Nutrition Facts
Classic Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 1840mg 77%
Potassium 772mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.