Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Warm Bacon German Potato Salad

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I love German potato salad.

I make a lot of potato salad during the summer.  Just always seems to go together with back yard BBQs and about any pass a plate get together PotLuck.

I rarely make German style potato salad and I really don;t know why.  Aside from the need to serve this warm (Best warm but OK room temp or even cold... Just better warm).  But, whenever I do make German style I always want more.

German "Kartoffelsalat" is a popular variation that is generally prepared with vinegar, potatoes, salt, pepper, vegetable oil, mustard, vegetable or beef broth, onions and topped with chive. This style of potato salad is usually found in Southern Germany. Potato salad from northern Germany is generally made with mayonnaise and quite similar to its U.S. counterpart.

I especially love this recipe.  Loaded with a tart vinegar taste but also heavy with the mustard flavor that makes this version famous.

Easy and quick to make and LOADED with the unique flavor that makes this famous...

Enjoy indeed!

 OK... Here's what I did...

German Potato Salad

  • 2 Pounds Red Potatoes, Large Dice, Boiled until cooked through, about 10 minutes
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped, cooked to a crispy texture, drained of grease.
  • 4 Cloves garlic. small mince
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 5 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBS Stone ground Dijon Mustard (With visable Mustard Seeds)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 5 Green Onions, sliced... Reserve 2 TBS For garnish.
Cooking Directions
  1. In a pot of boiling water add the already diced potatoes and Cook until cooked through... About 10 minutes.  Be careful to not over boil, Red Potatoes turn mushy if over cooked.. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  2. In a large deep skillet fry bacon over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add minced garlic to the bacon grease and cook over medium heat until browned, then add olive oil, apple cider vinegar,mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, sliced red onion and bacon. Heat through and transfer to a serving dish.
  4. Transfer to serving dish, serve warm or transfer to the refrigerator and chill to serve cold.
  5. Serve Warm
    ... and ENJOY!


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Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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