Friday, September 27, 2013

German Potato Salad

I realized I hadn't posted a German Potato Salad. I make it every year. I even order it if I'm at a German restaurant. When I made this recipe, I didn't mention to my family that it was German Potato Salad so I asked how they liked it. My husband told me that he really liked it a lot. Then I asked him if I should have added more vinegar to the dish. Smiling, he said that is what gave the dish a little zing but he couldn't place the ingredient. He said it was great just the way it was made especially the bacon and chives.
German Potato Salad
2 lbs. gold potatoes
1 tsp olive oil
8 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper, for taste

  1. In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with water and season generously with salt.
  2. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes and the potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until the bacon is brown and crispy.
  6. Add the onions and cook for about 8 minutes.
  7. Add the stock and vinegar to the skillet. Stir.
  8. Add the potatoes and chives. Toss gently to coat.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  10. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Anne Burrell.

One year ago..........................I made Plum Cake.
Two years ago.......................I made Apple Strudel.
I helped with the potato harvest this year.
Did you already know............
-The primary agricultural product of Northern Maine is the potato.
-Many variety of potatoes are grown in Maine including the Rose Gold potato.
-The Rose Gold potato has a red skin and a golden flesh. 


  1. I'm sad to admit that I don't think I've ever had German potato salad. But, I LOVE vinegar, so I'm going to have to try this!

  2. Karly I hope you like it. I make it every year and didn't realize I hadn't posted it.