Gabris German Potato Salad

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.


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