Hot German Potato Salad, The Best. Recipe

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Hot German Potato Salad, The BEST.

Erin Lyle

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@ErinLyle

This recipe came from Grandma Reinagel in 1965. My mom served this at least once a month and as kids, my siblings and I were not fond of it. As we got older, and our taste buds changed, it became a favorite! In the winter she served it with pork roast, in the summer she served it with bbq ribs/pork chops. My husband wouldn't touch German Potato Salad until he tried this. It's really Yummy!

NOTE: Please read through all ingredients and directions before starting. The sauce will separate if not done correctly. Please contact me with any questions.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 1/2 lb
russet potatoes
1 lb
bacon crumbled
1 large
onion chopped
3 Tbsp
bacon grease/drippings & crumbles in pan
2 Tbsp
butter
3-4 Tbsp
flour (i use wondra)
1/3 c
sugar
2/3 c
cider vinegar
2
eggs beaten
1 c
water
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fry, drain & crumble bacon, leave the listed amount of drippings in the frying pan. Boil potatoes until just fork tender, drain, peel and cut into medium chunks/slices. Layer potatoes, onion, bacon and salt & pepper in a large bowl (we like lots of pepper). Set aside.
2
Measure out the sugar & cider vinegar. Mix the eggs in the cup of water. Have these ingredients lined up in this order, get your whisk and you're ready to make the sauce.
3
Over medium heat, heat the bacon drippings, add the butter. When melted add the flour stirring constantly, scraping up the bacon bits and mixing well, making a roux. Add the sugar and continue stirring until mixture in the pan is a nice tan color (the color and consistency of peanut butter.) Stir, stir because it will burn easily.
4
Slowly add the vinegar whisking more vigorously until all the lumps are gone. Set on low heat, add the egg mixture whisking until mixture has set.
5
Pour sauce over potatoes and ingredients in bowl. Toss gently until well covered. Serve warm and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German