Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
The hard part of replicating my original German Potato Salad is I lost the original recipe. I am trying to piece the recipe together from a saved grocery list receipt.
Tell me about your Mom's cucumber salad. Even though, Mister hates cucumbers and onions and pickles, and green peppers, etc.
Here's the recipe for Heiss Kartoffel Salat (German Hot Potato Salad)
from a collection of recipes from my mom's German relatives. They're all dead now, but the recipes live on.
One of the kids had them printed and spiral bound into a small book titled, "Recipes from a German Grandma." I got it at a Schwab family reunion about 20 years ago and love it! Anyway, here it is. It might not be the same as your original one, but maybe it's close?
4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, and sliced
5 thick slices bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
Dressing (mix together in a bowl):
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Method: Fry the diced bacon in a large skillet until almost crisp. Add onion and continue stirring until onion is cooked and turns slightly golden brown. Add dressing ingredients, heat and stir until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved. Add sliced potatoes, mixing well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the potatoes have absorbed all the liquid and are heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes (that seems long to me, but that's what it says...). Allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes for the flavors to blend completely.
And now for an update on yesterday's disaster with the water hydrant. LUCKY FOR US, the weather has been a bit warmer than usual for late January and February, so the barn floor wasn't completely frozen. A lot of the water soaked in and made mud. Mud, ick, but that's way better than having the entire floor be an ice rink, especially with hoofed animals. Our big ol' steer was limping a few weeks back (he got better) and we figured he'd slipped on the ice out in the corral somewhere and fallen down. He weighs almost 2,000 pounds, so that's a big fall. Anyway, ice is the enemy, so I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been. And Rich used the hose to fill the trough last night (and I checked afterward to make sure the handle was down, LOL!), so everything went smoothly. Except for the mud. Well, that'll dry up before long.