Potato salad is a BBQ staple. I can’t imagine going to a BBQ in Australia without a bowl of potato salad being on the table. But, it can be a bit bland. Unless you throw a lot of flavour into it.
I had a friend at school who had German parents. I have no idea whether this version of potato salad comes from them or whether it is a twist on potato salads I have had in Germany. It doesn’t really matter. But I always think this dish has a German provenance. And as you always have sausages at a BBQ (and the Germans love their sausages), this works well with the meat from the barbie.
I know lots of people put hard boiled eggs through potato salad. Not me. I think it is an abomination. However, I am nothing if not flexible so add eggs if you really want to. There are so many other flavours in this recipe that I don’t think it is needed but do what works for you.
This recipe is enough for 6-8 people. Scale it up if you are catering for lots of people.