Traditional Warm German Potato Salad

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Traditional Warm German Potato Salad

Preparation: 10 min.
Cooking: 35 min.
6 servings

1 to 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes
1/4 pound bacon
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar


[1] Scrub potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and, while hot, skin and cut into 1/4-inch slices. You should have about 4 cups. Set aside.

[2] Place bacon in a skillet and fry until almost crisp. Remove bacon from pan and add onion and celery, cook until tender and transparent, remove from pan.

[3] Drain off all but one tablespoon of bacon fat; add flour, sugar, salt and pepper to skillet stir until slightly browned. Add vinegar and water and cook until mixture is slightly thickened. Put back the bacon, onion, and celery.

[4] Pour hot dressing over potatoes; stir gently to blend. The potatoes should look glossy. Garnish with hard-boiled egg slices, sprinkle minced parsley, and chives over top. Serve warm.