Thanks for popping in. Just had a lovely meal: Smoked ham with honey, fresh beetroot and….German potato salad.
I’ve blogged this recipe before – over 10 years ago in fact!! Where does the time go? It’s a specialecial secret, which I share only with my friends…my world famous, handed-down-to-me-by-my-Mum-and-through-generations
GERMAN POTATO SALAD RECIPE !!
Nothing to do with making cards, but certainly something to serve friends and family.
It’s so easy!
Here’s what you need:
Lardons (German Speck)
Chicken Stock cube
Onion (red for a little colour)
Salt and Pepper to taste
If you want to make a batch for say 8-10 people, use a 5 lb bag of spuds, a medium jar of Mayo, a pack of lardons, 2 small red onions and 4 large gherkins.
Steam the Potatoes in their skins, and allow to go cold. I usually let them stand overnight.
Peel and dice.
Slice and dice the onions, and add.
Dice the gherkins, and add.
Dissolve the stock cube in a 5 tablespoons boiling water, and add.
Stir it in gently, so that the spuds soak it up.
Fry the lardons in a pan until well done, and add the lot, fat ‘n all.
Add Black Pepper
Finally add the mayonnaise.
Carefully mix it all up so it doesn’t go mushy.
Add salt to taste.
Serve with cold turkey, ham, frankfurters – whatever!
This evening’s batch was delicious! I don’t think I have ever been to a party and not taken a big bowl of my German Potato Salad. And the best thing is, the bowl is always emptied!
Give it a go.
Mmm. The Germans do like their potatoes. Have I shared my German potato soup recipe with you? That’s another winner – and so inexpensive to make! Whenever the kids come home from the States, I have to make a pot of potato soup – it’s the law! Hands up if you would like the German Potato Soup recipe. So easy! Also handed down to me from my German Mum and her German Mum, and all the German mums that went before. Grace makes it too. And the potato salad. That’s the way it works, eh. Handing it down, passing it on.
Being born into a mixed race marriage – German/ English in my case – makes for a life of such diversity! Different languages, different countries, different foods and seasoning, different traditions, different fairy tales, different literature, different music, just different. I am so English. But then again, I am so German too! I am so grateful to have been raised by a German Mum and an English Dad; it has broadened my horizons immeasurably. Perhaps that is also why I hate bigotry to my core. Always have. Always will.
Today’s quote of the day:
Barb x x x