The Other Kind of German Potato Salad

The Other Kind of German Potato Salad created by Benthe Danish

A few years ago in an on-line fabric swap, one of the gals from Germany shared with me that THIS is the kind of potato salad served in the Bavarian part of Germany today. Quite different from what we Americans call "German" potato salad. As my dad would say: puts hair on your chest!

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  • Cook the potatoes in boiling water; slice and keep warm.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the marinade: combine vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper to taste, oil, and onion in a small bowl; stir until sugar dissolves (or you give up).
  • Pour marinade over warm potatoes; stir to mix; allow to "work" for at least several hours (overnight is better) at room temperature.
  • Just before serving, add mayonnaise, pickles and eggs.
  • NOTE: My quilting friend pointed out that the pickles and eggs were strictly optional, and even the mayo wasn't "required.".
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"A few years ago in an on-line fabric swap, one of the gals from Germany shared with me that THIS is the kind of potato salad served in the Bavarian part of Germany today. Quite different from what we Americans call "German" potato salad. As my dad would say: puts hair on your chest!"
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  1. mausi
    This is a very good recipe and that's coming from someone who is from Bavaria, but just like with other dishes you can ask five different people living on the same street and they will have five different version. My mom did not use mayonnaise but added yellow mustard to give it a zing, added a bit of chicken stock to mellow it out a bit, onions, hard-boiled eggs and pickles and served it warm. No matter what version, they are all yummy. Thanks for posting.
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  2. Delenn
    We really liked this.
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  3. nemokitty
    This almost tasted like Mom's when I was growing up. I didn't add in the additions. I just used the marinade and poured over the warm potatoes. Next time I'll add sliced cucumbers like Mom did. Thanks for bringing back beautiful memories.
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  4. Darkhunter
    I made the whole shebang! I really did love the taste of this salad. I have to agree with SarikaKisSzentem. It did taste a lot like the potato salad I remember from the German Club in Allentown, PA. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Debber. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds for ZWT6.
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  5. SarikaKisSzentem
    Years ago when I lived in Philly a German lady used to cook for our club and she always made this type of potato salad along with wiener schnitzel. Outstanding. I've looked for this recipe for years. Thanks for posting.
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