Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wartime Wednesday: German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

As I've mentioned previously, I am of German descent. My father's grandmother was in a nursing home by the time I was born, but I have heard stories of her wonderful cooking. The recipe below is for German potato salad. Whenever I make it, I picture Nanny standing in her tiny Baltimore kitchen peeling potatoes and making this yummy dish. It includes bacon which I imagine was tough to come by during the war.

3 cups diced, peeled, cooked potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Fry the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan onto paper towel to drain. Saute the onions in the bacon grease until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and parsley. Crumble in half the bacon. Heat through, then transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon on top. Serve warm.

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