Monday, March 18, 2013

*Crock pot* German Potato Salad

Love my crock pot.
Love my German potato salad.
The end.

Here's my spin:
(Original recipe taken from my grandmothers high school cookbook)

10-12 Potatoes, Washed, Peeled, Sliced
8 Strips of Bacon, Fried and Chopped
4 Tbs. Corn Starch 
1/2 Cup of Vinegar 
21/2 Cups of Water 
1 Large Sweet Onion, Sliced
1 Tbs of Salt (To Taste)
1 Tbs of Pepper (To Taste)
4 Tbs of Parsley (Fresh or Dried)
1/4 Cup of Sugar (To Taste)

Wash, peel and slice your potatoes. I used my food processor and it got the job done pretty quick. 
Fry your bacon. I like it extra crisp. You want it firm enough to chop like so... Keep grease from bacon in fry pan.

 Over medium heat add to your bacon grease the chopped bacon and corn starch, stir. Next add your water and vinegar. the consistancy will begin to change.
Add sliced onions and rest of your dried ingredients. Cook over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. The Dressing will seem more syrup-like and the onions will soften.
Put Sliced potatoes in crock pot. Pour Skillet contents over and fold into the potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 4 hrs. Potatoes will be soft (but now mushy) when done. You could even slice up some kielbasi and throw it in there to make a complete meal.
Traditionally, you eat this dish WARM.

So why the crock pot? Well, I just feel so smart now being able skip the step of boiling the potatoes, waiting for them to cool, then slicing them....
*Pats self on back*
This was so good in fact, that I actually don't have an AFTER picture! I went that fast :) I will update the next time I make it :) ENJOY!

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