I'm looking for a recipe for authentic German potato salad. Thanks!
Cadia from ME
I use this recipe all the time everyone loves it.
In the drippings, stir fry 2/3 cup minced onion until golden.
Blend in 1 tablespoon flour, add 3/4 cup water and the vinegar, sugar, salt, and papper.
Heat and stir until mixture boils, keep warm. While potatoes are still warm slice or cube into a large bowl. scatter with bacon, pour the hot dressing over the potatoes toss gently to mix.
Great heated up in the microwave or even cold.
HINT: I cook my potatoes the day before and put them in the fridge much easier to peel.
The recipe that dadstiger gives is almost the same as the one I was taught to make by my PA Dutch grandmother. the difference is she did not use flour she used 1 beaten egg to thicken it. Every person I have ever asked in PA Dutch country tells me that's how they make it. So try it both ways and good eating. (07/11/2007)
By tupelo granmom
How to Make German Potato Salad
German potato salad is made with a vinaigrette and served warm though we find cold German potato salad to be just as good. The vinaigrette is usually made sauce-like by cooking it with potato starch, corn starch, or flour.
If you are not familiar with German potato salad, give it a try. This traditional potato salad is made with sliced potatoes and plenty of bacon mixed with the potato slices. It is a very good version of the original.
Thank you so much for the recipes! These sound just like what I had at the deli, but just could not figure out all of the flavors. We all love it so I cannot wait to have some of my own. The deli is 2 hours from where I live so making it myself is a much better idea! (07/22/2007)
According to Paula and Horst, from the Black Forrest in Germany, bacon is not used in authentic German potato salad. Also, my husband, a professional chef, says the same thing. I guess the bacon must be an American thing. However, I still put it in mine, lol. (08/05/2007)
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