Simply German Potato Salad

"Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry -- A no-fuss German potato salad that is sure to please. A delicious side can be ready in a matter of minutes when using diced potatoes and onions from Simply Potatoes."
Simply German Potato Salad created by Crafty Lady 13
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  • In a heavy skillet fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside to drain reserving 1 slice to make bacon curls. To make the bacon curl: Partially cook bacon, cut into 3rds and roll each piece into a curl. Secure with a toothpick, return to pan and continue to cook until crisp, turning as needed for even cooking. Allow to cool, remove toothpick and use as garnish. The other 5 slices can be cooled and then crumbled.
  • Measure the bacon fat. A total of 4 tablespoons fat or oil will be needed. If needed, add enough olive oil to bacon fat to equal 4 tablespoons. To the same skillet add 2 tablespoons bacon fat/oil and warm over medium heat. Add in the potatoes and red bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through. If the potatoes begin to stick, stir in a small amount of water.
  • When done pour the potatoes and bell pepper into a bowl. Return the remaining 2 tablespoons reserved fat to the skillet and whisk in the flour, sugar and celery seed. Cook over medium heat until flour is lightly browned.
  • Stir in white wine vinegar and 2/3 cup water. Cook until mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and fold in diced potato mixture. Crumble bacon and add to pan along with chopped egg and sliced green onions. Toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with bacon curls. Serve warm or room temperature.

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  1. Chef Sandy B.
    I love this salad. I substitute dill pickle juice for some of the water and vinegar. Adds good flavor.
  2. Chef Sandy B.
    I love this salad. I substitute dill pickle juice for some of the water and vinegar. Adds good flavor.
  3. Crafty Lady 13
    Simply German Potato Salad Created by Crafty Lady 13
  4. Crafty Lady 13
    I love German potato salad, but I have to admit that I don't make it often...that will change since I found this recipe. This was so easy to make and satisfied my craving for a delicious German potato salad. I couldn't find Simply Potatoes with Onion so I used a bag of southern-style cubed potato hash browns that contained red and green peppers and onion which made making this dish even easier. :) Made for Make My Recipe Reunion Tag Game.
  5. leann2800
    My husband lived in the Germany for a few years and he loved the cuisine when he was there. Unfortunately, I have never been so I have not been able to create anything similar. At best, I could buy the mustard online. He saw your recipe and loved it! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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