The festivities in Bavaria are wrapping up this weekend, so I figured it was the perfect time to post one of our favorite recipes: Hot German Potato Salad.
I absolutely love the warm potatoes and bacon in the sweet and tangy sauce. It goes great with just about anything from chicken to pork chops to steak. But, the best way (in my humble opinion) is to have it with nice juicy bratwursts. Oh YUM!
This is one of those recipes that we have made so many times the cookbook practically opens itself to the page. The cookbook is probably one of the humblest you can imagine. It came with the microwave my parents bought way back in the late 70’s. It isn’t a flimsy little pamphlet that comes with most appliances these days. This is a full blown hard back book about cooking all kinds of food from roasts to cakes and candies in a microwave.
As far as this recipe is concerned, the only caution is not to overbake the potatoes. You want them just starting to get soft. They will continue to bake while you prepare the sauce, and still be firm enough to mix into the sauce right before serving.
The recipe is so easy to make. The step that takes the longest is baking the potato. If you microwave them this is ready in under 30 minutes. Oven baking is going to add another 30 minutes to that. Or you can throw a few extra potatoes in the oven the next time you bake potatoes and pull some out a little early then save them in the fridge a few days to make this.
To make it, bake the potatoes, then chop up some bacon and cook:
Add some flour, sugar and spices:
Then some water and vinegar to make the sauce:
And mix it altogether:
Then serve. Told you it was easy.
Until next time, happy eating.