Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hot German Potato Salad

I am sort of so so on hot German potato salad but The Blog Tech and his father love it.  When I made the sauerkraut and kielbasa the other day, I whipped some of it up for them.

Start by frying some bacon until crisp.  Use about 8 strips for this recipe. Remove it when crisp and drain it on paper towels. Hard boil some eggs too.

Slice 1 large onion.

In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt and some freshly ground black pepper.  I like a lot of pepper in this dish.

I am using the celery I grew this year and loving every bit of it.  Though the stalks are really skinny, they pack a lot of flavor.  Much more then the store bought stuff.

Dice the celery.

Boil red potatoes just until they are soft but with some resistance when pierced with a fork.  Do not overcook the potatoes.  You want them to have a bit of bite left to them or this dish will turn to mush. Use about 2 pounds or so.

Saute the onions in the bacon grease left in the pot.

Add the celery and continue to cook. Do not overcook this mixture either.  It should still be crunchy.  Add the flour mixture and cook for a minute or two while stirring.

Dice the bacon.

Stir in about 3/4 cup of water and 6 tablespoons of white wine vinegar.  Cook this stirring until it begins to thicken.

Add the potatoes and stir gently trying to break as few as possible.  Add the bacon.

I like to add hard boiled eggs to this recipe and added about 8 of them sliced.

If it is too thick you can always add a bit more water.

18 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I have never seen it with eggs. It's not my favorite either....

I couldn't believe the intensity of the taste of home grown celery. Just shows what it loses in getting to the store.

Barbara F. said...

I never met a potato salad I did not like. This sounds delicious and perfect with all pork dishes. xo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

HOT potato salad -- those crazy Germans!

Robin Larkspur said...

Never have had this, but definitely want this. Definitely.

Suzanne said...

Oh I just love this recipe!

Thank you

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Hot potato salad is my favourite. Yum yum. Diane

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I have never tried this but it sounds delicious!
I have so bad internet connection right now that I can't see any photos, very strange it just got bad within a second?!

How does a puppy manage to get hundreds of flower seeds stuck in the long fur on his ears? They stuck like they were glued and it doesn't help that he tries to play all the time :-) :-):-)

have a great day!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I thought you never would get this recipe posted. My pork and kraut will be gone. I'm making this in a minute. I've never had it with eggs, but sounds great. Hot Germany Potato Salad is my favorite.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

While it looks beautiful it is not one of my favorites, but the husband likes it. Must be a guy thing! LOL!!!

laurie said...

sounds like you saved the day for dear Beverly!! I have never been a fan but my fella's are, must be partly a guy thing, lol,

Mystica said...

Thank you for this.

the wild magnolia said...

Never made German Potato Salad. I have eaten it once or twice. Never anything close to this recipe and how good this would be.

TARYTERRE said...

I have never, once in my life had a HOT potato salad. Sounds interesting???

Guillaume said...

Looks very autumnal.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love this dish too. I have never added the eggs, but I'm going to now!! Sounds wonderful!!
HUGS for this recipe!

Autumn Willowroot said...

This dish looks wonderful, but I must know one thing. Where on the planet did you find that delightful pumpkin looking pot. Its in the background of at least one of the photos. I collect pumpkins so if you could point me in the right direction I would be greatful.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi autumn...i can't find an email for you so i am answering your question here. the pumpkin pot is from staub. you can usually find them on ebay. i bought mine at the stonewall kitchen store in maine.

Autumn Willowroot said...

Thank you for answering my question. I will have to see if I can find one online. If worse comes to worse I am moving to Massachusetts in a few years, so I will just have to make a trip up to the store in maine if I can't find one online. Thanks again.