|Enjoy German Potato Salad with Pork Roast and Sauerkraut|
A friend of the family gave me this recipe many years ago. It's quite simple and very tasty, and authentic enough to please my ethnic food-loving husband. Add sauerkraut and brats on a bun or smoked sausage and you have a flavorful meal that will satisfy any hearty appetite.
German Potato Salad goes great with pork roast and sauerkraut, one of our favorite dishes. I use the slow cooker for that so, once again, the kitchen doesn't get too hot. I've included a simple pork roast recipe below.
What Makes Potato Salad "German"?
Here's the recipe:
German Potato Salad in the Microwave
2 medium potatoes
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar (or a little less)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp celery seed
Pierce, then "bake" potatoes in the microwave until just done (about 8 minutes). Cool slightly, peel, and slice.
Cut bacon in small pieces. Cook in glass dish for 5 minutes on high. Stir halfway through cooking time. Stir in onion. Cook for 2 minutes on high.
Stir in flour, sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Slowly stir in vinegar. Cook in microwave for 3 minutes. Stir every minute.
Stir in potatoes and celery seed. Toss lightly and serve.
TIP: While the potatoes "bake" in the microwave, cut up the bacon, chop the onion, and measure out the other ingredients to have ready as the recipe cooks up quickly.
German potato salad is great served with bratwurst or other German-style sausage. We love it with pork roast (recipe below). Add sauerkraut to the menu for an Oktoberfest treat any time of year!