CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE
By heritage, I’m pretty German. 3/4ths of my grandparents were direct descendants of German immigrants. I still remember “spying” on my grandma and grandpa just to hear them speaking “auf Deutsch” to each other. I wish they could somehow have know that one day their granddaughter would be mirroring the family history and moving back to Germany.
I didn’t grow up speaking German (of course now I wish I did), but I did grow up eating German! Some of the family favorites are very German dishes and German potato salad, or Kartoffelsalat, is my personal fave!
German potato salad is not the same as your American, mayo, eggs and mustard dish. It’s not cold. It might not be what you are expecting. Give it a try and see if you think it’s lecker.
German Potato Salad or Kartoffelsalat
4 medium potatoes – cooked, peeled and sliced
4 strips bacon – diced
1/4 c. diced onion
2 tsp flour
1/3 c. cider vinegar
2 tbl brown sugar
1/4 tsp celery seed (if you have celery, use chopped up celery leaves instead – as much as you want)
salt and pepper to taste
Fry onion and bacon together until done.
Stir in remainder of ingredients (except potatoes). Cook and stir until thickened.
Add potatoes – stir gently until heated through.
What German recipes are your favorites?