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Old 03-19-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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In search of German potato salad recipe

Anybody with a good German potato recipe or source to refer to? Would really appreciate it as I'm serving German sausages and sauerkraut to some friends on Saturday. Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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German Potato Salad

OK - I'm going to say right up front that this is MY recipe. It may or may not be AUTHENTIC German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

About 2 1/4 lbs. smallish red-skinned potatoes
a solid 1/2 cup chopped spring onions (using the whole onion is fine but its the green part youre really after here)
5 or 6 slices of hardwood smoked bacon
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup beef broth
***see note below
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (if you prefer white pepper feel free to use that)


Slice the potatoes (no need to peel, just cut out any bad parts) a little more than 1/4 thick. You dont want them too thin because they will break apart too thick isnt bad, they will just take longer to cook. I prefer my potatoes VERY tender. Place potatoes in a steamer, bring to a boil then reduce heat but still steaming, until tip of knife slides easily into the potatoes. If potatoes get done before the rest just transfer to a large bowl and cover with some foil.

Slice the bacon into smallish cubes and cook until crispy; remove to a paper towel to drain. Save 3 TBS of bacon grease in pan, bring back to a medium heat and add the chopped spring onion. Stir for just a couple minutes. Add the vinegar, water, broth, salt, pepper and sugar. Keep this liquid at a simmer until it is reduced to approximately 2/3s of a cup. Don't try to smell this - you won't have any eyeballs left!

Add potatoes back to skillet tossing gently to coat. Once sauce is mixed add the back and toss a couple more times. Transfer to bowl.

****a dollop of grainy Dijon mustard in this is very good too!
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:52 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, Kitchenelf, for taking the time to post your favorite recipe!! I just knew that there were better recipes out there than the one in my cookbook. Yours sounds delish and I appreciate the details. :)
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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I make this all the time and I never have any left and its is always a hit.

German Potato Salad
9 medium Potato
6 slices bacon cut up
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 stalks of celery cut up small
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
4 tablespoon flour
4 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup vinegar
Cook potatoes till done , cut inot slices and set aside
In large skillet fry bacon, when 1/2 way done add onions, celery, cook until soft, stir in flour, sugar, salt, peper, celery seed, add water , vinegar and heat till thickens.
add potatoes.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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Don't forget to sprinkle the crumbled cooked bacon on the finished salad!

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Don't forget to sprinkle the crumbled cooked bacon on the finished salad!
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You're very welcome expat!!!! It's simple and delicious! LOL - glad things worked out with the post and thanks for the "K"
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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Mine is my german grandmother's recipe. Nothing fancy just basic.

Boil potatoes (skin on) salt the water.

Heat vinegar with chopped onion until onion is transparent

peel pot, pour vinegar over top, add oil to cover.

portions according to amount you are making. I use half vinegar and half oil.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:12 AM   #8
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Thanks again to all of you for your help---I now can proceed with more confidence and not scare off one of our German friends!! :)
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