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Subject: German Potato Salad?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: mvd462[at]webtv.net (Victoria)
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 02:28:18 -0400 (EDT)
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Does anyone have the real recipe for german potato salad with out flour?
I would truly appreciate it.
Thanks, Vicky

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From: Freeston <anfre[at]ihug.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 21:59:57 +1200
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Victoria wrote:
> Does anyone have the real recipe for german potato salad with out flour?
> I would truly appreciate it.
> Thanks, Vicky

Hello Vicky, I don't think there is a definite recipe for German potato
salad. My fathers mother was from Heidelberg and she used to add gherkins,
apples and mayonnaise to the potatoes; a friend of mine in Bremen adds green
peas (but this might just be her thing) and in Bavaria, where I am from, the
potato salad is often a bit too mushy. Anyway the following recipe is from
an older German cooking book and this is the also how it's done in Bavaria:

Kartoffelsalat:
3 lbs potatoes
salt, pepper
hot beef broth (I prefer hot water)
4 - 5 tbs. oil
2 - 4 tbs. vinegar
1 small onion, finely chopped
chopped flat parsley and snipped chives
peeled and thinly sliced cucumber (optional)
Boil the potatoes in their skins and peel whilst still hot. Cut into very
thin slices and put into a bowl. Fill up with hot broth (about 1/8 lt.) and
season with salt and pepper. Add very finely chopped onion and let stand for
a while. Finally add the oil and herbs. Don't mix too much, or the potato
pieces will fall apart. Serve still warm.
(Adding some thin cucumber slices keeps the salad moist

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From: Jack Schidt <jack.schidt[at]nospam.att.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 11:06:21 GMT
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Victoria wrote:
> Does anyone have the real recipe for german potato salad with out flour?

You'll get an armload of recipes for this query, Vicky as
different parts of germany differ in their potato salad;
here's mine

potatoes
onions
oil
vinegar
bacon
salt
pepper

Jack Salat

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From: Smee <ziln[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 08:50:44 -0700
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> Does anyone have the real recipe for german potato salad with out flour?

Flour? In potato salad?

Smee

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From: Clare Schallert <ankat[at]ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 20:17:49 -0500
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My Grandmother's recipe.

Boil small red potatoes until you can pierce them with a fork.  Cool, peel
and slice fairly thin.  Add chopped onion and celery.  Season to taste with
cider vinegar.  Dice bacon, about a pound for a large bowl of salad.  Fry
until crisp.  Pour bacon and grease over the potato mixture.  Heat the pan
until very hot, and add a small amount of water to deglaze the pan.  Pour
this over the potatoes also.  Add several chopped hard cooked eggs.  Season
with pepper, salt should not be needed because of the salt in the bacon, but
add if needed.


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