How to Make German Potato Salad
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This German potato salad recipe comes from the south of Germany. It is the Swabian version and is very simple to make. All you need are potatoes, a little onion, parsley, oil, vinegar and salt. It has a very tiny amount of mayonnaise that helps it emulsify.
Unfortunately, I really don’t have a recipe per say for this potato salad. What I mean is you will have to taste is as you go and adjust the flavors. It has to taste like a salt and vinegar chip so don’t be scared to add the salt and vinegar. This salad is not good for you but it sure is good. It is not something you would eat on a daily basis. I make is two to three times during the Summer.
You will notice in this video that I use my hands to prepare this. This is necessary as you have to make this with slices potato and try and leave it as intact as possible. If you use a spoon or spatula you run the risk of mashing the potatoes.
It is also important that you are careful when cooking the potatoes. You need to cook them in a pot with salted water (be generous with the salt) that is not boiling furiously. Let the potatoes simmer in the pot ans start checking them in around 20 minutes by piercing them with a long fork. If the potato is cooked the fork will go through easily.
Once the potatoes are ready remove them one by one onto a flat pan. Do not dump them into the sink as they will get banged and mashed. Cook them down and then peel them.
Many years ago I used to own a deli in Meredith, NH. It was called Lake Shore Deli and this was one of the most popular salads we had. People would come over from every where to purchase it. We were famous for our German potato salad recipe.