Monday, October 31, 2011

Warm German Potato Salad

I didn't get a very good picture of this. I think it was the last dish I was preparing as people were arriving and I sort of mailed the photo in. It does taste better than it looks in the picture!

12 red potatoes, peeled
8 bacon slices
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp flour
3 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp black pepper
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, but still firm (this should take about 20-30 minutes).

While the potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon over medium-low heat until crisp. Drain and crumble, reserving drippings in pan. Saute the onions in the bacon drippings until they are golden brown. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add to the onions and cook until simmering, then remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar, then return to the stove and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over potato slices in bowl. Toss lightly to combine. Season to taste with salt. Garnish with crumbled bacon slices.

Tips - Make sure to taste and if it is too sour, add a bit more sugar. It's really a matter of preference how sweet and/or sour you want it. Also, this is meant to be served warm, but I think it tastes just as good cold the next day. Enjoy!

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