Friday, February 3, 2012

Miss J's German Potato Salad

Some of the best cooks in the world are found in church kitchens.  That would be true of my friend Miss J.  She works hard to make meals for church dinners and blesses people through sharing her cooking skills.  Recently she shared this recipe with me for German Potato Salad.  It is something my husband likes, but I have never really learned how to make.  I thought it would go great with the spare ribs he requested for Game Day 2012.

Miss J's German Potato Salad
(Just as she wrote it)

  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 med.onion chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tlbs. water
  • 3 tlbs sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4lbs small white potatoes
  • parsley

This makes enough for 2 or 3 people
For a large 5-6 quart  crock pot (used for serving)  you would have to double  and triple the vinegar, water and sugar.
Double everything else.
Fry bacon until crisp and can be broken into pieces.
Remove bacon, keeping the drippings in the pan.
Add onions and simmer until soft, then add vinegar,water and sugar.
Cook potatos in the skins just until tender. Peel and slice.

Layer potatoes, bacon salt and pepper, then add liquid and stir. 
Serve warm.

(If you don't have enough liquid.  I have used oil and vinegar and sugar add to potatoes and stir.)

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