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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Daring Cooks Make German Potato Salad,

When I saw this months challenge I was super excited. First, it was easy-peasy. I was really worried that it as going to be a complicated multiple hour extravaganza that I would have no hope of completing as I loaded a moving truck, moved to my mother in laws house and then as flew to my new home of (and it's accompanying mountain of boxes waiting to be unpacked. But no, it was potato salad! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! I actually made this while staying at my mother in laws. Cooking in someone else's kitchen is always somewhat of a challenge, given that you don't know what their pantry and cupboards are stocked with, or where anything is. It turned out great, except for one small hiccup. When the potatoes were cooked perfectly, I discovered that I had no idea where a colander was! By the time I found it, the potatoes were a little on the soft side. So, my potato salad turned more into Slightly Smashed Potato Salad!

Even though this was more mashed potatoes than potato salad, I was really pleased with how my "mashed potatoes" turned out - onions and bacon oh my! I did cheat a little, and I used regular bacon instead of turkey bacon. But it was sooo worth it! :)

Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and healthy potato salads. A medium-size (5.3 ounce) potato has 110 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no sodium and includes nearly half your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana!

German Potato Salad

Servings: 15
10 medium potatoes (about 3 pounds/1⅓ kg)
10 slices turkey bacon (about 5 oz/150 gm)
1 cup (240 gm) (100 gm) chopped onions
4 tablespoons (45 ml) (32 gm) sugar
2 tablespoons (30 ml) (35 gm) flour
2 teaspoons (10 ml) (14 gm) salt
½ teaspoon (2½ ml) (2 gm) pepper
1 cup (240 ml) water
½ cup (120 ml) vinegar
1. Peel and boil potatoes until fork tender. You want them soft but not mushy.
2. Cut into large bite size pieces
3. Fry bacon until done. Drain. Set aside.
4. Fry onion in a little bacon grease till tender.
5. Add sugar, flour, salt, pepper, water and vinegar to cooked onions.
6. Add to potatoes.

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