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german potato salad

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a recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

This recipe is from my paternal great-grandmother who was born in Germany and moved to the United States as a young bride. Her name was Augusta Eichorn.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6

Ingredients For german potato salad

  • 6 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 10-12 lg
    potatoes cooked in their jackets
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 3
    stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    heaping teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 3/4 c

How To Make german potato salad

  • 1
    Cook potatoes until tender; peel and slice into a large bowl.
  • 2
    Fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and crumble.
  • 3
    Add onions and celery to bacon grease and saute for a minutes until softened.
  • 4
    Add cornstarch and mix well. Add sugar, vinegar and seasonings, bacon and water.
  • 5
    Bring to a boil and stir until thick.
  • 6
    Pour over potatoes. Let stand a few minutes to soak up sauce. Potato salad should be served warm.
  • 7
    My mom's family was English and they don't eat food as sweet, so she would cut the sugar to about 1/8 cup. the region of Germany that my great grandmother was from believed if you used a cup of vinegar you used a cup of sugar. I guess I take after the German side of my family, I like sugar and vinegar in equal amounts. Seems to balance better to me.
  • 8
    When taking this to potlucks, etc. I put into a crock pot and keep it on warm otherwise the bacon fat in the dressing firms up and makes the salad a bit unpleasant.

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