- 4 slices bacon
- 1 quart of hot cooked potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- Cook potatoes and slice
- Dice bacon and fry out
- Add onion, vinegar, salt pepper, sugar and beaten egg and cook
- Add potatoes to vinegar mixture and stir together
- Add sliced hard boiled potatoes
- Blend slightly and serve hot
I grew up in a German heritage leaning home. My Grandfather, Malcolm, lived with me growing up. He made traditional German dishes periodically and when I was young I (regretfully) did not appreciate them.
As I got older I began to love Germanic food and the heritage.
In high school I took all four years of German language. Trying traditional foods and embracing the culture was encouraged in class. This is when I really started to like the food and wished I could share it with my Grandpa. He passed away when I was nine.
This recipe is one that was not passed down to me through family. When it comes to my dads family recipes they are ones I recreate until they are perfect from my dads memory.
This particular recipe originated in Northern Germany near where our family line is traced back too.
Hot German Potato Salad is best served the day you make it. Since its cookout season bring a batch of this along for the table.
I hope you like this sweet and tangy dish as much as I do.
Cooked potatoes were typically dressed with oil, vinegar and herbs, which culinary historians believe were introduced by German immigrants who had a penchant for sour, sweet and spicy ingredients such as vinegar, sugar and coarse mustard. Hot potato salad, usually made with bacon, onion and vinegar dressing, was so closely associated with German immigrants that it was called “German potato salad.”Rethinking Potato Salad by SUSAN RUSSO 2009 https://www.npr.org/2009/06/10/105166775/rethinking-potato-salad
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