German potato salad recipes ("Kartoffelsalat") have so many variations, there's a perfect one just for your picnic, lunch, supper, or party. Hot, warm, cold, creamy or not – you choose your favourite.
Or, perhaps you'll end up with several favorites, like me.
Sometimes I take my time to make a real traditional German potato salad, and other times I'll make my own easy speedy version.
There's even one made with sweet potatoes that I got the recipe from my daughter-in-love, Sylvie. It looks so pretty with the bits of orange sweet potatoes peeking through the creamy dressing of this potato salad.
Cold Potato Salad - the traditional salad for summer
Easy Potato Salad - from raw potatoes to table in 30 minutes
Hot Potato Salad - sent in my one of our readers
Potato & Herring Salad - a traditional buffet salad
Sweet Potato Salad - pretty touch to traditional salad
Warm German Potato Salad - a quick 20-minute recipe
Find out how to make potato salad in any one of the recipes above and then try the different variations - remember to try the hints too. One of these is sure to become your best potato salad recipe ever! (For fun, try the herring one!)
Potato salads are great for picnics on hot summer days, but they also become an unexpected treat in the winter too.
Now, hot potato salad is something my Mom never made. I didn't even realize it was a traditional German dish until I was looking through some cookbooks.
Since one of my favorite foods is potatoes, I thought, "Why not give it a try?" and am I glad I did.
Not only that, but since my regular cold potato salad does take a bit of time to make, I got busy in the kitchen to do some improvising. WOW! What a success. I now have one recipe that can be used hot, warm, or cold! Great for those quick suppers or unexpected company.
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Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"
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