Monday, January 31, 2011

Guten Appetit

Or "Enjoy the meal" in German (so says Google). Chris had a hankering for burgers and I whipped up this warm German potato salad to accompany them. Simple, tasty and a comforting alternative to the slew of cold salads I usually make. We had a close call with our indoor burgers that resulted in our smoke detector screaming and a house that will probably smell like Wendy's until 2012 but at least I know I can make decent potato salad in the winter.

German Potato Salad
Adapted from Epicurious. Serves 4.

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 heaping tbs flour
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp. finely chopped rosemary
  • 4 good sized red potatoes, sliced and boiled until just soft
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Fry bacon until crisp and all fat has been rendered. Drain on paper towel.
  2. Add onion to skillet and saute until just soft. Stir in flour and cook a few minutes until just golden. 
  3. Add vinegar, water, sugar and spices. Stir continually until thick. 
  4. Gently toss potatoes with sauce, add bacon and parsley.

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