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German Potato Salad

This is the way my Mom would make potato salad. I swear there are as many different variations of potato salads as there are people.


Potatoes – Mom loved Yukon Gold potatoes for her potato salad.  So…that it is what I used.


Clean them with cold water, scrubbing the dirt off.  Place in a large pot, with cold water and bring to boil.  We add salt here (not a lot).

Once fork tender (I think I cooked them about 2 minutes too long. They were a little mushy).  So depending on the size of the potatoes, this could take anywhere from 8 – 20 minutes.

Cool on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.  Peeling comes next.  I have tried to do this with the potatoes already peeled…it doesn’t taste the same.  Really.



While the potatoes are boiling, cook some bacon.  I cook mine in the oven (place bacon strips on a cookie sheet covered in foil at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes).


img_0426So once the potatoes are peeled, and cooled a bit, slice and place in a large bowl.  Add salt and pepper.  img_0432img_0437Chop a bunch of green onions, add to the potatoes (reserve some for topping).

img_0442I consider this the secret…Beef Bouillon.  You can leave this out, but it adds a subtle hint of flavor, and added moisture.  Bring a cube with water to boil, and cool.  Spoon over warm potatoes (about a 1/4 cup).

img_0422img_0423img_0441Then it is just vinegar and oil depending on taste.  We have always liked it with more vinegar. 

img_0443Add more vinegar than oil, but enough to stir in for flavor.  It should be wet, like a dressing for a lettuce salad.

img_0444Add the chopped bacon (about 6 medium slices).

Forgot to take a plate picture.  It was yummy.  Nice memories for a Memorial Day weekend. 



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