In my house we have strong opinions about potato salad. Growing up, it wasn't something we had often, as only half the members of my family liked. Personally, it wasn't a favorite - I wasn't (and am still not) fond of heavy mayo and mustard based potato salads. It wasn't until about three years ago that everything changed. My fiancé studied abroad in Germany, and during one of my visits he introduced me to the German version of potato salad. Unlike what I was used to, this version was lighter and more vinegar-based.
While versions vary across Bavaria, German potato salad is typically served warm or at room-temperature, mixed with bacon, and has a vinegar-based sauce or dressing. Despite not being served cold, this style of potato salad pairs well with summery days. If you're like me, you can also enjoy the leftovers cold - they taste just as delicious!
This version is fairly simple, with red potatoes, bacon, and an easy white-wine vinegar sauce that balanced with a hint of sugar and garlic. It might sound like an odd combination, but it's flavorful, fresh, and a wonderful addition to any dinner or get together this summer.