Bavarian hot potato salad recipe

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Ready in 15 minutes! The Bavarian-style mix of frankfurters, potatoes, green beans and gherkins will certainly bring a new flavour to your meal times

Bavarian hot potato salad
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories500 Kcal25%
Fat37 g53%
Saturated Fat11 g55%

Bavarian hot potato salad is a great mixture of frankfurters, boiled potatoes, green beans and gherkins. Ready in just 15 minutes this Bavarian twist on a classic potato salad is easy to make and certainly brings a new flavour to your meal times. We love serving this as a side dish in a buffet or just as a mid-week summer dinner. Bavarian potato salad can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days so try it as a packed lunch too.


  • 250g Charlotte potatoes (about 8 potatoes), or small new potatoes, cut into thick slices
  • 14 green beans trimmed and cut into short lengths
  • 200g pack Bavarian frankfurters, cut into chunks
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3tsp red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • Good pinch of caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large cornichons or gherkins, sliced
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • About 2 tbsp fresh snipped chives




  1. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling, salted water to just cover them and cook for 7 mins. Add the beans and simmer for 3 mins, then add the sausage chunks and cook for a further couple of mins.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the mustard, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl, and whisk in the oil. Drain the potatoes, beans and sausage, then put them back in the hot pan and mix in the dressing.
  3. Season, and stir in the cornichons or gherkins, radishes and chives. Serve warm.
Top Tip for making Bavarian hot potato salad

Use ready-made mustard and honey dressing to save time.


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