Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad
As much as I love Tip Top Meats, I wasn't satsified by their German potato salad. Determined to make a batch of my own GPS, I searched through my cookbook collection for the perfect recipe.

Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book from 1956 provided my recipe. It was hot, rich, and full of fat. Therefore, fully authentic in the eyes of this German girl.

I was very satisfied with the turnout and would recommend this recipe to anyone wanting to make a true hot German potato salad. However, I would like to live to a ripe old age so I probably won't make this again. Why? you ask. Read on.....

WARNING: The following may cause heart attack, clogged arteries, high blood pressure, and other health problems. Make at your own risk.

Hot German Potato Salad
from Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book c.1956

Boil 6 med. potatoes (or a bag of mini potatoes) in their jackets. Peel and slice thinly.

Fry slowly in skillet, then drain on paper...
6 slices bacon

Saute in bacon fat until golden brown...
3/4 cup chopped onion

Blend in...
2 T. glour
1 to 2 T. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. celery seeds
dash of pepper (needs more than a dash in my opinion)

Cook over low heat, stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in...
3/4 c. water
1/3 c. vinegar

Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Stir in carefully the potatoes and the crumbled bits of bacon. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until ready to serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Dianka said...

LOL, this is great! Germans know how to eat, that's for sure. The salad looks delicious to have, every once in a while =) Hope all is well with you Kady!!

Stieber said...

I love this recipe, my mom use to make it when I was a kid.