My cousin Joan Gabris Crader made some awesome German potato salad for our excellent family get-together this past weekend. I think she and mom had a pretty good time making it. Cooking is a big passion of our family. There aren’t a lot of exact measurements here…it’s an art, not a science 🙂
5 lbs red potatoes, boiled until done, peeled, and thinly sliced
Celery, green peppers, and onion, diced (maybe 1 cup each??)
1 or 2 lbs bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped (reserve the drippings!)
Sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar (cider?), cornstarch
Place the vegetables and bacon in a large pan and sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper. Let stand for hours. Liquid will leach off.
Reheat bacon drippings and add vinegar and water (3 to 1 ratio). Thicken with a water/cornstarch slurry.
Pour over potatoes, stir, and adjust seasoning to taste.