➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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.
I'm thinking this most likely stems from the northern part of Germany since it uses mayonnaise in its dressing. I'm also thinking that it would be a yummy variation to make it Southern German style, without the mayonnaise, but using a more vinaigrette-type dressing. It would be similar to this one. I'll need to look into that.
Since this German potato salad contains meat, it becomes a nice light lunch, all by itself. Not much more is needed to be served with this. You could always omit the meat and serve the salad along side some wurst or burgers.
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!
Try this next time you're asked to bring something to a buffet. It looks so pretty and tastes so good. Just make sure you keep it cold, since it does have the meat and mayo in it. Put your dish into a bed of ice to keep it cold. Looks pretty and is functional as well.
Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods.
I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions.
Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.
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