[Sca-cooks] German Potato Salads

Kerri Martinsen kerrimart at mindspring.com
Mon May 21 09:15:50 PDT 2007

My grandma's german potato salad was the bacon/vinegar version.  Known in my
circles now as "German Crack".  I'm only allowed to make it once, maybe
twice a year:

6-8 medium potatoes
6 slices bacon
3/4 c chopped onion

2 T flour
1-2 T sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 t celery seed
dash pepper

3/4 c water
1/3 c apple cider vinegar

Boil medium potatoes, skins on. Rinse in cold water, slice w/ skins on.

While potatoes are cooking:

Fry bacon slowly until crisp. Remove bacon, leaving fat in the pan.
Saute onion in the grease. Blend Flour, sugar, salt, celery seed & pepper in
a cup. Slowly add to onions and stir until smooth & bubbly.
Stir in water & vinegar. Heat to a boil stirring constantly. Add additional
water as needed.
Pour sauce over potatoes. Carefully stir together, trying not to break up
the potatoes. 

Crumble bacon and mix in.

Best enjoyed with a brat and some beer. Everything in moderation.


On 5/21/07 1:08 AM, "Huette von Ahrens" <ahrenshav at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Grandma's Potato Salad / Serves 12.
> Peel and dice 12 medium potatoes and boil them in salted water until cooked.
> Drain and 
> set aside until cold. Boil 4 eggs until they are hard boiled.  Peel.  Chop egg
> whites 
> fine and push egg yolks through a large sieve.  Mix together in a bowl with
> 3/4 cup 
> mayonnaise, 3/4 cup cream and 2 tbsp prepared mustard.  Add 1/2 cup chopped
> sweet pickle, 
> plus 1/4 cup pickle juice.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Blend and add to
> cold potatoes.  
> This recipe tastes better after resting an hour or two in the refrigerator, so
> that the flavors can be absorbed into the potatoes better.
> Mom and I tend to use 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish instead of chopping sweet
> gherkins, 
> although we tend to save the pickle juice from the gherkins to add to this
> recipe.
> When we make this salad into a main dish, we add 2 lb of cubed ham and 2 lb of
> cubed cheese, 
> preferably chedder.
> Huette
> --- Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't suppose you would be willing to share your recipe for German potato
>> salad, would you?  In exchange, I have a great recipe for a potato salad
>> that's made with red potatoes, pesto and pine nuts....
>> Kiri
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