Octoberfest German Potato Salad


  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • ground black pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peeled and cut potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Add onions.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, oil, vinegar, sugar, parsley, salt and pepper. Gently stir in the potatoes and onion. Let stand for 1 hour before serving to enhance flavors.