Hers was always so good, but when I made it, it just didn't taste the same.
This time I looked around online and found several recipes that were all pretty much alike - all with good reviews.
This is my version...
German Potato Salad
8 - 10 medium red potatoes
7 - 8 slices bacon
1 large onion, finely diced
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1 tsp. celery seed
Slice potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender but not breaking apart. This won't take long so keep an eye on them. Drain and set aside.
Fry bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
Keeping bacon grease hot in the skillet, add diced onions and cook until onions are slightly brown.
Add vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, and parsley to the onions. Stir and simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Pour this mixture over potatoes. It will look like it's too much liquid - but the potatoes will gradually absorb it.
Toss gently. This potato salad is best prepared a day ahead and refrigerated overnight...then reheated just until warm.
I like to wait until just before serving to crumble the bacon and stir it in - so it doesn't get soggy.
We had this for Sunday dinner, along with Sadler's beef brisket, Sister Schubert's dinner rolls, cauliflower casserole and deviled eggs. Not a green vegetable in sight!
Only 3 of us for dinner this week. Later, cookies for dessert (no photo, and they were all sent home with Chopper and Sasquatch.
Rainy weekend. I went to a plant sale in the extension office parking lot on Saturday morning.
Lots of flowers, tomato plants and other bedding plants. Also garden art and so forth.
I didn't buy any thing but enjoyed looking at all the goods.