Salad: German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing

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, shaitan at (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: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 18:50:49 -0500

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 gently.

Notes: Recipe adapted from Lei Gui (LeiG at