Thursday, February 24, 2011

Warm German Potato Salad

I just can't seem to bring myself to get rid of old, handwritten recipes, from relatives and friends who have  passed, even though I have them here on my computer.  I came across a web site, purely by chance, when comparing this recipe for  Grandma S.'s Warm German Potato Salad.  I don't know how old the recipe is.  This is the recipe card I have.
It's barely legible now, all stained and faded.  When I found this web site, this is what I saw:
I've lost some pics on this page and trying to recover them!  Excuse the post please!
This is the exact same recipe!  Pat made some adjustments as you can see.  I just found it so interesting when I came across this, and wondered where it came from and when.  Maybe they got it from a newpaper article when they used to print recipes in the newspaper.  Maybe I'll do so research on this!  It looks to me like it might have been typed in the 40' or 50's.  I have used this recipe ever since I received it, and it's the best I've found so far. I am posting this exactly as written.

Hot German Potato Salad

  1. Boil 6 medium potatoes until done in skins.  Peel and slice thinly.
  2. Fry 6 slices bacon till crisp
  3. Reserve 1/3 cup bacon fat and cook till yellow 3/4 cup thin sliced onion
  4. Mix in 2 Tbs. flour, 1-2 Tbs. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. celery seed (if desired), dash pepper
  5. Stir in gradually 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup vinegar
  6. Cook #5 till mixture boils 1 minute.
  7. Pour over potatoes - cover and let stand until ready to serve
  8. Heat over hot water
  9. Garnish with pieces of bacon and minced parsely.  Serve 6

~Grandma S.


  1. This potato salad looks wonderful. I have some old recipes I go to once in a while. I will have to see if I have one like this. The Jerk Pork looks great, too. I enjoyed looking at your recipes. Thanks for coming by.

  2. Your potato salad looks so good! Old recipies are the best!

  3. The original recipes are usually the best. Why mess with a good thing. I love looking at old recipe cards and cookbooks too. I would love to hear what you found after you did your research!
    I'm definitely bookmarking this one!

  4. I love this the only thing I do different is add hard boiled eggs to this dish and we love it!

  5. Isn't it neat? That's part of the reason I love vintage recipes so much. And so many of these old recipes are just the best too. Thank you for linking up to Vintage Recipe Thursday, Patti.


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