Wednesday, July 2, 2014

German Hot Potato Salad

With the holiday weekend coming up, how about you try a new twist on a super summer classic. 

9 potatoes, peeled
 6 slices bacon
 3/4 cup chopped onions
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons white sugar
 2 teaspoons salt
 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
 3/4 cup water
 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 30 minutes. Drain, cool and slice thin.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.

 Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving drippings.

Saute onions in bacon drippings until they are golden-brown.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add to the sauteed onions and cook and stir until bubbly, then remove from heat. 

Stir in water and vinegar, then return to the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for one minute. 

Carefully stir bacon and sliced potatoes into the vinegar/water mixture, stirring gently until potatoes are heated through.

 Here it is plated up! This is a lot different that most of us are used to when we think of potato salad, but it has amazing flavor combinations and it will become a fast new family favorite.