These easy German salad recipes and quick dips such as German potato salads, cucumber salads, spinach dip and so much more will delight your family and guests. These are salads that seem to find their way onto every buffet table. We particularly like them for picnics as well.
There are so many different potato salads, all traditional, yet so different.In fact, it's said there are as many types of potato salads as there are German cooks. I've separated the potato salads into their own category!
A favorite that I grew up with is the herring salad. A super simple fast supper this one is. Tasting sweet and creamy, served with boiled new potatoes. That's all that's needed. It's a real kid pleaser, for my kids anyways.
There's the "new" traditional - Corn Salad - a colorful and quick German salad. When I said "new" traditional, that's because I didn't grow up with corn.
Corn was food for animals, not people.
That's the tradition my parents brought to Canada with them when they emigrated from Germany.
Although I enjoyed corn at my friend's house, it took quite a while before I saw it in our house. It carried the stigma of "cattle feed."
So, imagine my surprise when I visit Germany for the first time 50 years later and order a house salad in a very fine restaurant. A lovely salad arrives, sprinkled on top with corn! Canned corn!
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*Kaffeeklatsch: /ˈkafeːˌklatsh / (noun) an informal gathering for coffee and chatting
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