Bratwurst with Roasted Potato Salad

by Kirsten on June 20, 2010 · 9 comments

in German Dishes, Main Dishes, Pork & Lamb, Salads, Savory Dishes, Soups & Salads


A few weeks ago I read about a potato salad made with roasted potatoes instead of boiled. I thought that this is one of the best ideas I have ever heard of. No more boiling and skinning the potatoes, less work in the kitchen, and the added flavor of a crispy roasted potato in the salad. What a splendid recipe idea! I had to try it right away and let me tell you that it was a huge success. This new version of my favorite potato salad recipe is just the best. My family loved it. Another keeper recipe in my household!!

I urge you to give it a try. This German potato salad recipe will let you forget any of your old ones!

Serves 4.


* 4 bratwursts, preferable German-style

* about 10 medium-sized red skin potatoes, cut in small pieces
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 pickles, chopped
* 4 slices bacon,  fried crisp and chopped in small pieces
* chicken broth, hot (I use “Better than bouillon“, several teaspoon diluted in a small amount of water)
* good olive oil
* vinegar
* salt and pepper
* 1/4 cup parsley, chopped


Prepare Bratwurst according to package directions. I cook mine in some water/ beer until fully cooked through. Then I discard the liquid and fry them on both sides to get a nice coloring. That way they stay really moist and won’t burn during the cooking process.

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until cooked and the outsides are baked crunchy.

Place baked potatoes in a big bowl; add onion, pickles, bacon, parsley. Pour some olive oil, vinegar, and broth over the mixture, season with salt and pepper. Mix the salad and let it rest for a little while. Season again if necessary.

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My Kitchen in the Rockies June 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

@Bolli: Hat auch super geschmeckt.
@Susi: Ja bitte , ist total lecker.
@One of: Plaese, it is very tasty.
@baking: That was my first thought when I found it.
@Rosanne: Hope you like it as much as your mother in laws.
@Lamiacuccina: Ja, war mir auch neu but what a great find.
@12man: you should have told me earlier. Oh, roasted garlic, another keeper!
@sommer:Yes, it really does. I Loved the taste.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE June 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm

This sounds wonderful! I like to roast them for salad as well. It adds such great color!

12th Man Training Table June 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

We often make potato salad with roasted potatoes. Or better, grilled. Try 'em with balsamic instead of plain vinegar. And if you can roast some garlic at the same time, make the paste your dressing. Yumm!

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lamiacucina June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

davon höre ich auch zum ersten Mal. Muss ich mal probieren.

Rosanne June 21, 2010 at 2:24 am

This looks fabulous! My mother-in-law has made a version of this recipe for years, but she doesn't roast her potatoes. I will definitely try this one!

baking.serendipity June 21, 2010 at 2:06 am

I love the idea of baked potatoes in potato salad. What an awesome find!

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies June 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I have to try this potato salad recipe. It sounds great.

Susi June 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Was fuer eine tolle Idee! Muss ich unbediengt auch mal ausprobieren.

Bolli's Kitchen June 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

die Bratwurst gefällt mir sehr….

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