German Potato Salad
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German Potato Salad

Yield: 12 servings



  1. Cook potatoes in skins until soft.
  2. Peel and slice.
  3. Add onion.
  4. Fry bacon till crisp; don't let bacon fat get too brown.
  5. Remove bacon from pan, drain and crumble.
  6. Pour off all but 2 tablespoon bacon fat, add butter and stir in cornstarch, sugar, then vinegar, water, salt and pepper.
  7. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring constantly, and pour over potatoes and onion.
  8. Reserve some crumbled bacon and two eggs, sliced, for garnish.
  9. Chop rest of eggs and sprinkle eggs and bacon over salad, mixing in gently.
  10. Garnish with reserved bacon, eggs and chopped parsley.

Other Information

Contributor: Organization.National Park Service, Organization.Smithsonian Institution

Source: Festival of American Folklife: German Recipes (1976-01-01)

Category: Salad, Side

Measure: avoirdupois

Ingredient: potato, onion, bacon, butter, vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper, egg

Equipment: measuring cups, measuring spoons, knife, baking pan, oven, saucepan, stove

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