German Potato Salad
- 3 medium potatoes
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 small onion
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- Scrub the potatoes with a vegetable brush while holding under cold running water. Once clean, peel and cube the potatoes on your produce cutting board.
- Place the potatoes into a cooking pot. Fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.
- Cook until easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes, and set aside to cool.
- In a separate large deep skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Be sure to wash your hands after handling the raw bacon. After bacon is browned and crisp remove from the pan and set aside.
- Once the bacon has cooled crumble into small pieces.
- Remove the outer skin from the onion. Scrub the onion with a vegetable brush while holding under cold running water. Dice the onion on your produce cutting board.
- Add the onion to the large deep skillet with the bacon grease and cook over medium heat until browned.
- Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan.
- Bring to a boil, then add the potatoes, parsley, and half of the bacon crumbles. Heat through, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer salad to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining bacon over the top, and serve warm.
Additional Food Safety Notes Related To This Recipe:
- When buying potatoes in the grocery store, be sure that they free of most blemishes and are firm to the touch. Avoid those that are bruised, sprouting, shriveled, or green-tinged.
- When buying bacon in the grocery store, be sure that there are no broken seals on the package or discoloration on the strips.
- Bacon has a recommended storage time of 7 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to wrap it tightly after opening. After 7 days the bacon should be thrown into the garbage.
- Wash hands correctly after handling bacon. Even if the bacon is ready-to-eat, it is important that you wash your hands after handling all meat products. Moisten hands with warm water and apply soap. Rub hands together for 20 seconds. Don’t forget to use a soft brush to clean your nails and nail beds. Rinse hands and dry with a clean towel.
- Bacon should not be out of the refrigerator for longer than 2 hours.
- Put any leftovers into the refrigerator within 1 hour of serving.
Recipe Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/authentic-german-potato-salad/