We are in a heat wave in Western PA – so I’ve been on the hunt for mayonnaise-free salads that can hold up under the heat. This is a great alternative to the Classic American Potato Salad, It’s best served warm or at room temperature, and you don’t have to worry about the mayonnaise turning bad as the temperature soars!
Warm German Potato Salad
2 pounds potatoes, cooked, peeled and sliced
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup pickle relish
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
chopped chives for garnish
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon slices until crisp – set aside. Add onion and celery to bacon fat in skillet and cook until tender. Add pickle relish and stir to combine. Stir in stock, vinegar, and spices. Bring mixture to a boil and lower the heat to simmer for 1 -2 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in cooked potato slices and bacon (crumbled). Top with chopped chives. Enjoy!
This recipe mellows as it sits. When it’s first made, you can really taste the bite from the vinegar – but as it sits, the flavors come together and the vinegar taste mellows out. I prefer mine cooled to room temperature before enjoying!
The total cost for this dish is $2.27 – and it serves 6. Not too bad! The dressing (without the potatoes) is also nice on spinach – it’s a nice twist on a spinach salad!
What are your unique side dishes for when the weather gets hot? I’d love to hear from you!