➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This recipe for German potato salad is an easy way to learn how to make potato salad. This one's usually served warm, but it tastes great cold as well.
It follows the method shown for Easy Potato Salad, but has an interesting variation for the dressing, more in the style of the salads eaten in southern Germany
By the way, the German wieners that are shown here have had their ends cut before being pan-fried. My Mutti used to do that for us, and I loved doing it for our boys when they were young. Makes a great kid-friendly meal!
Well, that's because there is not just one recipe for German potato salad.
Basically, northern Germany uses mayonnaise in their potato salads, and southern Germany uses recipes similar to the one above. But, even there, there are variations and no rule applies!
There are almost as many recipes as there are German cooks! So, use these various potato salad recipes to kick-start your own variation!
The recipe below is usually eaten warm. In other words, while this is cooking, you can make the dressing, perhaps but the hamburgers on the grill. Finish off the salad, take the burgers off the grill, and enjoy a traditional German feast!
If the salad is still HOT, why you've just made a hot German potato salad recipe -- also very traditional! And, if it's cold, then it's also traditional!
There are so many variations on this most traditional German food ... there just isn't any one traditional recipe for it though. Here's anther one, that includes a most popular ingredient: bacon.
The potato salad, above, is also served warm and is popular in the southern part of Germany. Again, so many recipes abound. You really need to try them all to see which on is your favorite.
What I find so humorous about this is, that my Mutti loved to make potato salad. We all loved potato salad.
AND, we only knew the mayonnaise type. AND, we only knew of the cold type, like this one here ...
And it is so very, very good.
Never, ever, did we eat our potato salad hot or warm. It was lovely cold from the fridge, where it needs to stay because of the mayo.
Now, though, I've learned different. I really enjoy the salad warm; somehow the flavors just seem to come through better. So I let the salad warm a bit to room temperature to serve.
Love German cabbage rolls? You'll absolutely love Oma's unstuffed cabbage roll casserole. Same great taste, but a LOT less work. No rice or tomatoes here. Just real German goodness.
THE German Krapfen or jelly donut recipe you'll need if you plan to make Berliner Pfannkuchen ~ that traditional treat for New Year's and throughout the year!
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