Recipe by lutzflcat
"This is a traditional German-style potato salad good year round, not just in October."
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dry mustard powder
diced celery, divided
chopped fresh parsley, divided
salt and ground black pepper to taste
German style food is not something I grew up eating and even now I wouldn't say it's something that either Hubs or I have a well-developed palate for. We have been experimenting with it more in recent years and have learned we really enjoy it, particularly when we're talking about recipes like this one. Holy moly, what a salad! No ordinary potato salad this! It does require a little extra effort than most, but it's so worth it. Just right tangy and sweet, with accents of parsley and celery that lend freshness, crunch and flavor. Given I made such a small portion for just the two of us, I was tempted to just toss everything together rather than try and layer it as directed in the recipe. I'm so glad I made it as the submitter intended as I'm sure that was partly why this salad was so beautiful, certainly a sophisticated cut above most potato salads, German potato salads included. If I have one criticism it's that I didn't trust my instincts and use either a Yukon Gold or red potato. I guess I assumed that if that wasn't specified then an ordinary russet was what was intended. Just as I suspected, with the russet I used the slices tended to fall apart. Still, the combination of flavors and ingredients in this salad far and away made up for any disappointment I had with the potato itself.
I just prepared this recipe and am enjoying a sample right now! I used a package of real (not soy) bacon bits for the bacon and with no drippings available, I added a couple tablespoons of cooking oil to brown the onion, etc. helped to emulsify the dressing. I didn't bother to stack the layers, just mixed good and let it all mellow together before dinner.Yum
Was looking for a recipe with ingredients I had at hand, so glad I found this. My 13 year old has 2nds. Very tasty.
I made this today for easter tomorrow. I used fresh scallions and backyard wild onion greens. I also used baby Yukon golds and baby red potatos. I doubled the recipe, after hearing from both daughters that they WERE coming. I'm waiting on this to cool off before I put it away for tomorrow...ok, actually I can't keep a fork out of it :)
very traditionally perfect...even better the next day!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Oktoberfest Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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