Grilled Sausages with German Potato Salad

  • Recipe courtesy of Patrick Decker
Total Time:
40 min
20 min
Inactive Prep:
20 min
4 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork sausage, such as kielbasa or sweet Italian
  • 2 pounds baby red and white potatoes, scrubbed
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or pasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Preheat a gas grill to medium-high (or ignite a batch of charcoal and arrange them in a charcoal grill) and lightly grease the grill grate with nonstick cooking spray.

Grill the sausages, turning occasionally, until marked and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Reserve warm.

While the sausages are cooking, place the potatoes into a medium pot and cover with cold water. Salt the water liberally and place the pot over high heat. Bring the water up to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and boil the potatoes until fork tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

While the potatoes are boiling, in a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, mustards, shallot, garlic, dill and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and reserve.

When the potatoes are tender, drain them well in a colander and let them cool for a few minutes until they're cool enough to handle (they still need to be hot). Slice the potatoes and add them to the bowl with the dressing. Gently toss the salad to coat the potatoes in the dressing.

Serve the cooked sausages with the potato salad and additional whole grain mustard for dipping.


Cook's Note: "Pasting" garlic is a great way to incorporate its flavor into a sauce or vinaigrette without ending up with chunks of garlic in each bite. Finely chop the garlic and then gather it into a pile. Sprinkle a hefty bit of salt on the pile and use the side of your knife to scrape the garlic into the cutting board, mashing it into a paste with the help of the coarse salt.