German Potato Bake

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 6-8 servings
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Cooking Method: Bake


12 medium potatoes, cooked al dente
8 slice bacon -i used 1/2 cup real bacon bits
2 medium onion, chopped- i used 1 diced
3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c water, divided
1/3 c white vinegar, i used cranberry vinegar
1/3 c sweet pickle juice, i used 1/2 cup vlasic pickle relish
2 tsp dried parsley flakes, i used only 1
1 tsp salt- i didn't use any
3/4 tsp celery seed, i used 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
4 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour, i used 5 tablespoons
1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Pat's notes for this recipe:
This is pretty much like the original recipe most of us usually make - a little sweet a little sour and bacon of course! :). This is a little sweeter than sour.
You know I have more than one sweet tooth.
Hope you enjoy and feel free to change it to your sweet and sour palate. Enjoy my tweaks.
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Preheat oven to 350^
Cook potatoes al dente; drain. Peel and slice 1/4 inch thick, into a sprayed 2 quart baking dish; set aside.
In a heavy bottomed large skillet(i used cast iron skillet). Stir in bacon and cook until crisp-(i used 2 Tablespoons reserved bacon grease and 1/2 cup bacon bits and stirred them together in the skillet, heat through and remove bits and leave drippings.)
Drain bacon leaving the 2 Tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.
Sauté onion in drippings until tender. Stir in the sugar,1/2 cup of the water,vinegar,pickle juice(or pickle relish), parsley, celery seed( or celery salt).
Simmer, uncovered for 8 minutes, to blend flavors.
In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into onion mixture.
Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thickened. Pour over potatoes in prepared dish; gently stir to coat all the potatoes. Sprinkle bacon on top .
Bake uncovered in the oven for 40 minutes,remove from oven and sprinkle top with cheese and return to oven for 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted. Mmmmmmm.

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user gaynel mohler gaynel - May 21, 2012
oooh that looks good !! potatoes are economical and can be used so many different ways
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - May 21, 2012
Thanks Gaynel.
user gaynel mohler gaynel - May 21, 2012
My lil sis told me she found some low sodium bacon at Walmart. when I find some, gonna try this. maybe just 1/2 recipe, just 2 of us, unless my son is here.
user Margie Barbieri mlbdolly424 - May 21, 2012
Hi Pat,this sounds like the recipe my mom and step dad use to make and he was from it is on my saved list.
And I will be using the real bacon bits,I find they work great in recipes like this.
Thanks for this recipe,

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