Thursday, October 16, 2014

German Potato Salad {recipe}

Now that it's starting to get chilly here in Texas {a brisk 50 degrees at night, y'all}, it's time to start thinking about those fall recipes. One of my favorites is this warm potato salad {cuz cold potato salad just doesn't cut it when it's brisk outside}. You guys, this is the most amazing potato salad recipe EVER. While most people think of potato salad as yellow and chilled, this recipe is different. It is spicy and warm. And it has bacon. Told you it was the the best.

This is my family's traditional German Potato Salad recipe. My Grandmother was first generation American and boy, did she know how to cook. Raising ten kids gave her a lot of practice, I think.

The bacon gives this potato salad that savory flavor while the vinegar gives it a slight tartness, which I love! Everyone who has tried this recipe has declared it the best they have ever tasted and I admit, it's hard to go back to the cold, yellow variety after the warm goodness of this one. So proceed with caution.

6 cups potatoes
1/2 lb bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
Dash of pepper
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water

1. First, boil your potatoes, skin them, and then cut them the way you prefer {my mom likes them sliced but I like them cubed}.

2. Fry up that bacon until crispy. Crumble into bowl. {If you are able to do this step without snitching a piece or two, you are a stronger person than me.}

3. In the bacon grease, cook onion until tender.

4. Blend in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and dash of pepper.

5. Add vinegar and water. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.

6. Add bacon and potatoes. Heat thoroughly.

*This post was originally featured over at From Gardners 2 Bergers.*

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