July 19, 2024

The following recipe for Schwabisch Potato Salad is from SurvivalBlog reader Kurt W.

Kurt says:  “This recipe comes from the border region between Germany and France.  It uses vinegar rather than mayonnaise, so it makes it safer to bring for summertime picnics and church luncheons.”

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup finely minced yellow onion (about 1 small)
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  1. Place potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt in a large pot and cover with cold water until water level is 1 inch over the potatoes. Set over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until a fork or paring knife can be inserted into potatoes with very little resistance, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain potatoes and set aside.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving as much rendered fat in the pan as possible. Pour out all but about 3 tablespoons of fat from the pan.
  4. Add onions to pan with bacon fat and cook over medium heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, mustard, 2 teaspoons of salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  6. Place potatoes, bacon, onions, parsley, and chives in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss gently to combine. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Best served immediately, while still warm. But it is suitable to chill and use for picnics.

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