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    Authentic Bavarian Potato Salad

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    spatchcock's Note:

    This is an adopted recipe. Here's what the original poster had to say about this recipe: "This is the way Bavarians eat their potato salad. You can replace 1/3 of the potatoes with thinly sliced cucumbers and add them just before serving,or use field salad or endive lettuce instead. A Bavarian potato salad always has a slight sweet and sour taste. Also very important: do not leave out the butter, it changes the taste significantly. Serve it warm or at room temperature."

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    1. 1
      Boil the potatoes, slice while still warm and add broth.
    2. 2
      Mix vinegar with salt, pepper and sugar.
    3. 3
      Sugar and salt should be dissolved before adding the oil.
    4. 4
      Add marinade to the potatoes.
    5. 5
      Add onions and finally the melted butter.
    6. 6
      Garnish with chives or parsley.
    7. 7
      If you want to add cucumber, thinly slice them and salt.
    8. 8
      Drain before adding to the salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 22, 2011


      Substitute BACON GREASE for the OIL, and add crumbles of bacon...
      APPLE CIDER VINEGAR instead of white vinegar...
      and BROWN SUGAR instead of plain sugar...
      Better flavor and more authentic

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    • on February 21, 2005

      I am from Bavaria and my mom used to make it almost exactly like that. She never used butter but used mustard instead to give it a zesty flavor. Eitherway, this is a great dish.

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    • on October 07, 2013


      We were in Munchen for Oktoberfest last week and this is what is served in one of the beer tents, so this IS authentic. There are several different varieties of Bavarian potato salad so don't think this isn't authentic because there is no bacon in it. I used sunflower seed oil because it is readily available in Germany and most likely what was used. I also bought pumpkin seed oil to drizzle over it because that was how it was served to us, and it adds a delicious toasty nutty flavor, but I'm not sure how readily available it is in the US.

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    Nutritional Facts for Authentic Bavarian Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 468.7
    Calories from Fat 253
    Total Fat 28.2 g
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    Cholesterol 37.4 mg
    Sodium 260.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 6.5 g

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