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Oma's German Confetti Salad

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German Confetti Salad ... Potato Salad
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This Confetti Salad, aka Konfettisalat, comes out of one of my very old, falling-apart, out-of-print German cookbooks. In fact, where I first found the recipe, I wondered at its name "Konfettisalat", thinking it must be a typo. It sounded too English. But no, it's German, all right. Most likely from the northern part of Germany since it uses mayonnaise in its dressing.

Since this German potato salad contains meat, it becomes a nice light lunch, all by itself.

Oma's German Confetti Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1½  lb potatoes, cook in their skins
  • ½ lb cooked ham
  • 2 peppers (use two different colors if possible)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp cream 
  • salt

Instructions:

  • Peel potatoes and cube (about ½").
  • Cut peppers into 1/2" strips and then cut into ½" pieces.
  • Cube ham (about ½").
  • Mix mayonnaise and cream.
  • Mix all ingredients together, gently, and season with salt.
  • Makes 4 servings.

This is one of those best salad recipes that's so easy to change up. There are so many variations on this recipe, as is evident by "googling".

If one starts with the basic (it's really just a cold German potato salad recipe), and adds a bit of this and a bit of that, it becomes a brand new recipe for potato salad that is so pretty to look at. 

For the one pictured above, I added sliced radishes as well. Then, because hubby loves pickles in his salad, I included a bit of pickle juice to give a bit of a kick. Wunderbar! 

Even though my original recipe calls for 2 green peppers, I prefer to use one red and one yellow.

You could substitute one orange and one green. I think that this salad for Christmas would have one red and one green pepper. How pretty!

The original recipe calls for condensed milk. Since I rarely have that on hand, I substitute cream (whichever I have, 5%, or 10%, or 18%, or even whipping cream).

My Mutti, on the other hand, always had condensed milk at home, a very German thing for her, for her coffee.

Try this next time you're asked to bring something to a buffet. It looks so pretty and tastes so good.


Some more German Potato Salads

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