First day of Spring and I’m already thinking about Summer Salads and Potato Salad always comes to mind. This loaded potato salad is full of goodness. What makes a potato salad German? Well in Northern Germany they make theirs like in the US with mayonnaise. In southern Germany is where it’s made with vinegar and mustard. Serves 16 Total Time: 30 minutes. Only 192 calories
1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
5 pounds unpeeled small red potatoes, cooked and sliced
2 medium carrots, shredded
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Additional salt, optional
In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until it is crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels. Drain the skillet, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Saute celery and onion in drippings until tender.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, mustard, vinegar and water until smooth. Add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes until thickened.
In a large serving bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots and parsley. Drizzle with sauce and stir gently to coat. Season with additional salt if desired. Crumble bacon; sprinkle on salad. Serve warm. Just the way my Daddy likes it. Yum Yum!