Mom’s German Potato Salad

Have you ever paused to ponder why fast fries and refined potato chips are so popular with the masses? If such processed and unhealthy junk can hold such appeal, can you imagine how much more real flavour this good old potato recipe all the way from Germany packs? I enjoy my potatoes as a great-tasting source of starchy carbohydrates too, so dig in friends!

Mom’s German Potato Salad

5 lb red potatoes

1 lg onion, chopped

1 t salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

8 sl bacon

1 1/2 c water

1 1/2 c vinegar

1 c granulated white sugar

4 eggs, hard cooked

Cook the potatoes in their jackets. When the potatoes are cool, peel and slice. Salt and pepper the potato slices. Chop the onions and add to potatoes. Cube the bacon and fry in a large fry pan until golden brown. Remove bacon bits from grease in pan, add the water, vinegar and sugar to the pan, then bring to boil.

Place the potato mixture in the liquid, stirring occasionally. Add more liquid if so needed. Then add bacon bits and sliced or cubed eggs if desired. Serve warm and enjoy. Do not use Idaho potatoes though as the red ones are best.

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