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german potato bake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8 servings
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For german potato bake

  • 12 md
    potatoes, cooked al dente
  • 8 slice
    bacon -i used 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 md
    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

How To Make german potato bake

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.