Monday, September 01, 2008

German Potato Salad

Today we had a Labor Day picnic at Martha and James' house. This is what I often make for our picnics because it is very well liked by people. This is a recipe that my mother in law gave to me. It is very yummy!

German Potato Salad

1 bag potatoes
1 C vinegar
1 C water
1/2 C sugar
5 hard boiled eggs
2 rounded TBS of flour
1/4 tsp pepper
1 package bacon, cut up (save drippings)
sliced vidalia onion (I put less than 1/4 cup)

Cook potatoes in salt water, drain. Cut up bacon and cook. Combine bacon drippings, vinegar, and water in a saucepan. Mix sugar, flour, and pepper and whisk into liquids in saucepan. Heat over med heat until it thickens. Layer potatoes, sauce, bacon, eggs (save 2 eggs to slice for top), onion. Gently toss.

10 comments:

Dunja said...

What Germany are we talking about here??

LOL

No...it looks great and I am sure it tastes great as well.
Have a good start of school!

Rachel said...

dunja-
I have tasted other German Potato Salads and this one is the best in my opinion, although it may be Americanized...I wouldn't know. Anyway, I think the recipe came from my Mother-in-law's mother. I'm pretty sure they moved here from Germany, and I think it was the Germany in Europe. ;)

Heather said...

It looks very good. I have never tried making German potato salad. My husband's grandmother made it often. Maybe I will have to try it!

Priscilla said...

No matter what it's origins are...it is delicious!!!

Rachel said...

I just found out that Dave's German grandma got it from her American friend...so Dunja is right. It was the Germany right here in the U.S. I still think it's yummy, although maybe the name should be changed to American German Potato Salad.

Christine said...

Sounds yummy! I'll take a plate!

Martha said...

From WikiAnswers- "What is the history of German potato salad? German Potato Salad, actually from southern Germany, is a popular variation which is generally served warm. It is typically more sour in taste and contains pork or bacon. Potato salad from northern Germany, however, is generally based on mayonnaise and quite similar to its US-counterpart."

For whatever its worth, I thought it interesting and the potato salad yummy.

joeks said...

Sounds like a tasty change from my usual potato salad!
I remember making some variation of this for a German Club meal in high school.

Papa said...

Great way to amke potato salid. Thanks for shARING HIS WITH jUDI

Martha said...

Yes, and Dad says his grandma made German potato salad too.