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Subject: German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing


From: cuttlefish[at] (Jennifer Sommerville)
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 01:28:08 GMT
On Wed, 20 May 1998 03:52:53 GMT, (sf) wrote:

>Oh, if you could find it - that would be great!  I don't seem to be very
>good with a power search via dejanews.
>On 19 May 1998 04:42:43 EDT, (Heather Allen) wrote:
>> A recipe for
>>a German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing was posted last year, I made it
>>for our company picnic and it was *GONE*. I lost half the directions in a
>>computer disaster, and haven't gone back to hunt it up in dejanews, but if
>>you have trouble, let me know and I'll post what I have. (I figured I'd
>>just fake it this year and hope it comes out just as good)

Subject:      Recipe:  German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing
From:         idlewild[at] (Idlewild)
Date:         1997/07/22

i got the original recipe from rfr.  i made it for the bbq of last week
where there was so much food leftover.  fortunately for me, not too many
people brought side dishes, so all of the salad was chowed very quickly.

German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing

Recipe By:      Idlewild
Serving Size:   8

10      small           red potatoes    
12      slices          bacon   
1       small           onion   chopped
4       ribs            celery  chopped
1       teaspoon        salt    
2       tablespoons     butter  
2       tablespoons     flour   
1/2     teaspoon        dry mustard     
1       tablespoon      sugar   
1       cup             beer    
1/2     teaspoon        Tabasco sauce (hot liquid pepper sauce) 
2       tablespoons     chopped fresh parsley   

Just so you know, this makes for a LOT of potato salad - cut the recipe
if you are not cooking for a large barbecue picinic.  

Peel and cube potatoes, boil until tender, drain.  Fry bacon until
crisp.  Drain well, crumble bacon, and mix with onion, celery, and salt.
Set aside.  Stir butter and flour in a small saucepan to make a roux.
Add mustard and sugar.  Slowly stir in beer and Tabasco sauce. Bring to
boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potato mixture. Sprinkle with
parsley. Toss lightly and let stand 1 hour.  Add bacon mixture, toss

Notes:  Recipe adapted from Lei Gui (  

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