Potato Salad, German-Style.

Potato Salad, German-Style.

My cousin Leif is a man’s man and this salad proves it. ‘Nuff said about that.

This recipe aired on The Farm with Ian Knauer Pig Roast Episode on Public Television and CreateTV.

Leif’s Kartoffel Salad

Serves 6 to 8

5 pounds red-skinned potatoes
1 pound bacon
1 bunch scallions, sliced
1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
1/4 to 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
11/2 salt 1 pepper

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bake the potatoes on baking sheets until tender, about 45 minutes. Let the potatoes cool to warm then peel and slice. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl.

Cook the bacon until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Place the bacon on paper towels to drain, reserving the bacon fat. Crumble the bacon when cool.

Whisk together the bacon fat with the scallions, stock, 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, 11/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, then toss with the potatoes. Add more vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste, then serve topped with the crumbled bacon.


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