Schuster's German Potato Salad

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Diana Perry

By
@Empebi

When I was little, Mother & I would go to downtown Milwaukee to Schuster's Department store on the trolly....yes, the trolly! We would shop and get ring bologna and their famous German Potato salad to have for our dinner. Years later someone in the family was given what was supposed to be their recipe for the salad. I've tinkered with it, and this is the final result. My family and friends say it is better than any other they have ever had...anywhere, anytime!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 hungry diners
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 c
    low sodium chicken broth (you can substitute water)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp of the broth or water
  • 2 bunch
    green onions, slice both white and green
  • 1 lb
    center cut bacon, diced
  • 5 lb
    red salad or yukon gold potatoes; boiled & cooled until able to touch; peeled & medium sliced (not too thin!)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, rough chopped

How to Make Schuster's German Potato Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute bacon over medium heat until crisp. Do not allow to get too brown, but be sure to cook through; remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  2. Saute whites of the onion in the bacon drippings until almost clear & limp; add green and saute a few more minutes, checking to be sure they don't become brown; remove from pan and add to paper towel to drain.
  3. Heat sugar, vinegar and water to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in dissolved cornstarch. Return to medium low heat. Add bacon & onion. Gently stir to combine.
  4. Place still warm, sliced potatoes in buttered oven proof casserole dish (recommendation: 4 qt casserole); Add hot sauce to the mix and gently stir to combine well. Garnish with chopped parsley. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
  5. You can make the day before and refrigerate without baking. Be sure to remove casserole from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before placing in the oven.

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About Schuster's German Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom




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