Authentic KARTOFFELSALAT (German Potato Salad)




Introduction: Authentic KARTOFFELSALAT (German Potato Salad)

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This is an authentic recipe from my Great Grandmother, and Grandma's, and it was one of my dad's favorite dishes, besides Grandma's mincemeat pie! Sadly, my Great Grandmother and Grandmama died both when I was barely 5 yrs. old. And sadder I recently lost my dad died when he was 61 yrs. old. I'm sharing this recipe in their memory, and I pray that someone somewhere will love this Kartoffelsalat recipe as much as my family did (not me though) and share with their loved ones. God Bless and happy cooking!

Step 1: Ingredients:

16-20 small new potatoes, sliced in 1/4 inch slices (Best if using Yukon Gold potatoes because they are deep yellow in color, buttery and flavorful. And they keep their shape well).

6 slices bacon

1/2 cup onions, chopped

1 tsp. flour

2 tsp. sugar

1 pinch pepper

2 tsp. salt

3-4 Tbsp. white vinegar, my mom and Grandma used Surig Essig Essence Vinegar

1/2 c. water

1/2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

Step 2: The Potatoes:

Cook potatoes in jackets in salted water. When barely fork tender, drain. Put the sliced potatoes in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Step 3: The Bacon:

Fry bacon until crisp; remove, from pan. Crumble into medium size peices. Add onion and cook until tender in the bacon fat.Draining off all but 1 Tbsp. bacon fat.

Step 4:

Add the flour, sugar, salt and pepper to the skillet and cook and stir until lightly brown.

Step 5:

* Stir in the vinegar and water and cook until it comes to a boil and slightly thickened. As soon as it boils, remove from heat and pour the mixture over the potatoes. Cover the bowl of potatoes and let sit for at least one hour.

Step 6:

When stirring, please be careful as to NOT break or mush up the potatoes.

Step 7:

Step 8:

Add the bacon a, pour over the diced potatoes. Stir to blend gently so potatoes don't breakup and turn to mush.

Step 9:

The longer the potato salad sits, the better it will taste. Best served at room temperature the next day.Sprinkle minced parsley over the top before serving. I hope you enjoy this Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) as much as my family through generations have!!

Step 10:

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    12 Discussions

    This is actually what we call "bratkartoffeln" here in geemany, kartoffelsalat ist something quite different

    This is really cool? Is there an alternative for onions that I could use if I don't like onions? :)

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    Garlic is great or use shallots!!!!

    I meant my first sentence with an !

    Looks so yummy. I'm adding it in my "to-do for dinner" list.

    This looks similar to a recipe that I love to make - I just add some sour cream in the pan at the end. It turns out a bit heavier, but is the most delicious thing in the world. I guess your version is like a summer version - more light.

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    just a reminder: the surig essig essence is REALLY strong... about 5x the acidity of normal vinegar you normally buy...

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    Trust me I know very well, and flavor is better then ones here in the USA.

    It looks like the same recipe my grandmother pass on to us grandkids. I'm making it today to share with the next generation.

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    Agree and I hope you have a pleasant dinner and the rest of the weekend ; - )

    We will be having this with dinner this coming weekend. I'm going to make it on Friday in order to let everything mingle for dinner on Saturday. Thank you for the recipe.

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    I sure hope you and yours will enjoy and if you could please post how you liked too so others may know, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask : )

    Happy Cookin'