Thursday, March 18, 2010

Food of the Week - German Potato Salad

One of the things that appears to be traditionally German is our hot/cold potato salad. Yes you can eat it hot, you can eat it cold, make it a side dish or the main dish.

The Ingredients

Boil in their jackets, peel and slice:
4 large potatoes
5 thick slices of bacon
1 Cup chopped onion

Mix dressing ingredients in measuring cup:
¼ Cup wine vinegar
¼ Cup water
¼ Cup sugar
Use to taste: salt and pepper

The Directions

1 .Fry the diced bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until almost crisp.
2 . Add chopped onion and continue stirring until onion is cooked and turns slightly golden brown. 
3 . Add mixed dressing ingredients, heat and stir until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved.
4. Add sliced potatoes, mixing everything together well.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for at least 10 minutes, or until the potatoes have absorbed all the liquid and are heated through. Continue heating and turning the mixture over for another 5 to 10 minutes. May allow to stand for additional 10-15 minutes to let the flavors blend completely