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Thursday, May 5, 2011

German Potato Salad

Our neighbors growing up, the Herlingers, were amazing cooks.  Mama made the best potato salad around, so when introduced to German Potato Salad, I think we turned up our noses.  But now, I find the salad quite delicious and a real treat.

3 pounds cooked Yukon Gold potatoes
1/2 pound non-nitrated cooked bacon, diced (Trader Joe's Applewood-smoked is very tasty)
1 diced red onion

1 Tbl mustard seeds
1/4 C olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Green onions & parsley leaves for garnish.

Either boil or bake potatoes until tender, but not baked-potato-soft.  When cool enough to handle, cut the potatoes into cubes,   Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover to keep warm.

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a fork and drain on a paper towel. Add chopped onions to the bacon fat and cook until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully add the vinegar and mustard seeds and cook for 2 more minutes. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

Pour hot dressing over the potatoes and toss gently to coat.Sprinkle the green onions and parsley. Serve warm.


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