Meowey's German Potato Salad

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by meowey, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As you make have seen my entry in the "See the World...Smell the Smoke" photo contest http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...3&postcount=67 was "catered" for the staff picnic at my sister's place of employment. The Chef of the Lodge (and I do mean Chef!!) made German Potato salad for the picnic. She told me her recipe (but not necessarily all the technique and procedures), so I took her info as a starting place and boldly went where no Meowey has gone before. Here is the resulting recipe.


    Meowey's German Potato Salad

    Ingredients:

    5 lbs of potatoes cut to preferred size and cooked to preferred doneness
    5 hard boiled eggs – sliced
    5 slices of bacon – cut into ½ inch pieces
    1 Cup chopped onions
    1 Cup chopped dill pickles
    3 TBL flour
    3 TBL sugar
    ¼ Cup apple cider vinegar
    4 good grinds black pepper
    ½ tsp salt
    1 Cup water

    Directions:

    Brown bacon – remove from pan
    Sweat onions in bacon drippings until soft
    Sprinkle on the flour – whisk to make a roux – cook 1 minute
    Add water – whisk to smooth out sauce
    Add vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper – stir and cook for 2 minutes
    Add sauce to bowl containing potatoes, eggs, pickles
    Stir to coat

    Serve warm or chilled



    It is middle of the road in vinegary tartness. If you want more "pucker factor", take out 1 TBL of the sugar and add more pickles. If you want it sweeter add 1 TBL more of sugar.

    Hope you try it. If you do, please let me know how you like it.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your potato salad sounds delicious, I let my wife know about it and I think it belongs on our to do list. Thanks !!!
     
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i love hot german papa salad- same recipe but add sliced or crumbled smoked knockwurst to it & 1/2 tbsp beer per lb. thanx meowey.
     
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sounds good Meowey! I'm gonna have to try that!
     
  5. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is a "must" on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. trece

    trece Fire Starter

    I have printed your recipe and will give it a try. But I must tell you that I am most impressed with your catering skills! I also enjoyed visiting the link to the resort. Brought back memories of my youth in Saranac Lake. Gods country! Just beautiful...
    Ya did good!
    Trece
     
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When did you live in Saranac Lake?

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  8. trece

    trece Fire Starter

    Actually never.................:))
    When I was very young my older brother was in the seminary up there and we visited him often. I have vivid memories of the color's of the Adirondack's in the fall.
    It didn't last long though, turns out the Catholic Religion frowns on young men in the Seminary getting their girlfried's pregnant. That brought an end to my visits. [​IMG]
    Trece
     

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